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Christopher Nixon Ltd – Visit the website here

Location: 35 High St, Harrogate HG2 7LQ – Phone: 01423 885764

ABOUTUS

Chris first opened the practice in 1981 on the Harrogate side of the Starbeck level crossing. At that time he continued to work as a sessional optometrist and tutor at the Leeds General Infirmary building professional relationships with our ophthalmology colleagues. In those early years, his dad John was often found manning the desk on a Saturday morning! John soon developed an affinity for optometry and qualified an optometrist in 1985 at the age of 50! He retired to Wales in his sixties and still talks fondly of those years in practice.

Over the years Christopher Nixon Optometrists have grown to a staff of 14 with a combined total of over 140 years service committed to providing you with the best possible eyecare experience.

ABOUT OURTEAM

“I’m very fortunate and proud to work with all my staff members. They are each committed to ensure you have a positive experience whenever you visit us here at the practice.  The team and I are delighted you have chosen us for your eyecare”

CHRISTOPHER NIXON – MD CHRISTOPHER NIXON OPTOMETRISTS

To get to know them a little better have a look at their profiles.

Christopher Nixon B.Sc F.C.Optom F.B.C.L.A

Studying in Manchester, Chris completed his qualifications in the Hospital Eye Service in 1979 and has continued some hospital optometry throughout his career. An excellent clinician, Chris has interest in all areas of optometry and contact lens fitting. Let’s just say a good number of years later, his enthusiasm for this practice is still a driving force and instrumental in its continued success. Away from work Chris may be found chasing around a tennis court with as much enthusiasm if a little less expertise!

Giles Price B.Sc(Hons) M.C.Optom

Giles followed his Dad into optometry and graduated UWCC in 1993. He has always worked in independent practice and established optometry-led diabetic screening in Plymouth. Since joining Chris in 2006 he continues his interest in the use of new technology in clinical practice. Giles is married with one daughter and away from work, cycles and plays squash and golf.

Katie Nicholls B.Sc M.C.Optom

Katie received her degree from Bradford University and completed her Pre-Registration Training with us in 2005. Having worked for Opticians in Leeds, she moved into the Hospital Eye Service in London before returning to Yorkshire and becoming a mum.  Katie has joined us to work part time.

Christina Taylor BSc M.C.Optom

Christina joined our practice with experience of both the independent and laser eye clinic sectors and brings this mix of knowledge to the optometry team. She has two daughters with husband Richard and is a keen runner – successfully completing her first (and last) marathon in 2019.

John Allinson F.B.D.O – Dispensing Manager

Having joined the practice in 2009 as our trainee-glazing technician, John qualified as a Dispensing Optician and is now our Dispensing Manager. He is an invaluable member of the team and his agreeable manner proves popular with our patients. Away from work John has a keen interest in Bradford Bulls Rugby League.
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