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 I have now retired from optometry and my practice has been transferred to a new owner.

 She is Dr Sarah Slade PhD MCOptom.

 Sarah is an experienced, caring optometrist who will be able to look after all your visual needs.

 She will conducting business under her new company name "Eyecare Matters Ltd"


 PRESS RELEASE. (8th September 2014)

 There has been a change of optometrist (ophthalmic optician) in Birstall.  Dr Chris Hall (57) who practiced in the market-place on Low Lane has taken early retirement and has been succeeded by Dr Sarah Slade.

 On his retirement Dr Hall commented

“After working as an optometrist for 36 years (nearly 30 years in Birstall) I have decided to hang up my ophthalmoscope and take early retirement.

 Since I started here in 1985, following on from my predecessor John Greenwood, it has been fascinating to watch youngsters grow up, have families of their own and then bring them in turn to see me for their routine eye-examinations.  It has been a pleasure looking after the visual needs of all my patients.  Indeed it makes me proud to know I have saved numerous ones from blindness and even a few from dying!  This is why regular eye tests are so important.  I’d like to thank all my loyal regular patients for their support over the years.

 I am sure Dr Slade, who has the same caring professional outlook and higher qualification as me, will look after all the existing and new patients equally as well and probably even better than I have!  I know, like myself, she is not interested in just selling spectacles. She would rather build up an honest long term relationship with her clientele as “Eyecare Matters”.  I am certain she will serve the people of Birstall and surrounding areas well and I wish her every success.

 As for me, I’m going to be doing some gardening and odd jobs about the house.   However, most of all I’m looking forward to doing more travelling and mountain walking.  Indeed, early in 2015, my wife and I are going trekking in the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp.  Should be fun…….”