About Reynolds Opticians
Founded by Juanita and Tre Reynolds in 1980, Reynolds Opticians has become one of the South West’s leading community opticians. With a deserved reputation for excellent customer care and clinical innovation we continue to provide quality eye care and eyewear in a friendly and comfortable practice. Now owned by optometrist Alison Williams (nee Reynolds) and her husband David, the practice continues to develop and provides NHS and private services within practice and in the wider community.
Alison Williams BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Alison is a qualified Optometrist and joined her parents' business in 1986, after graduating from Aston University. She has a wealth of experience in eye care, with a special interest in contact lenses, low vision and eye health for all ages. She is an active member of Cornwall Local Optical Committee, working with other health professionals to promote eye care and improve visual health locally. Alison, who has always lived in West Cornwall, is married to David and they have two daughters, Sarah and Pippa. In her spare time she enjoys walking, theatre-going and attempting the Great British Bake Off technical challenges. She has recently joined Penzance Orpheus Ladies' Choir and is hoping that this will eliminate her unfortunate fondness for karaoke when on holiday.
David Williams FBDO
David is a qualified Dispensing Optician and joined the business in 1991. He manages the practice and workshop and his professional advice is invaluable, especially with the latest individualised spectacle lenses. David is a keen musician; not only does he sing with the popular Buccas Four but he is Deputy Musical Director of Mousehole Male Voice Choir. In his spare time he also enjoys watching rugby, shouting at the television and skiing.
James Kerr BSc MCOptom
James started working in Optics in 1989 as a Dispensing Optician then studied to become an Optometrist at Bradford University, qualifying in 1996.He moved to Cornwall from Suffolk in 2006 and is married with one son.When not testing eyes, he works as a Blacksmith; he runs his own forge and is a member of The Blacksmith Guild and the Cornish Blacksmith Collective so is well placed to advise on safety specs and the qualities of hot iron.
Kim joined Reynolds Opticians in 1986 and is now responsible for most of the spectacle dispensing. She has a flair for choosing the best frame and lenses and her knowledge and skills are invaluable when it comes to picking new glasses. Kim leads the dispensing team and has a phenomenal memory for patient details. She is married with two sons and in her spare time is usually planning her next trip to Orlando.
Alison joined Reynolds Opticians as an Optometric Assistant in 2011 after a long career in local banking. With huge experience in customer service and practical organisation, she ensures that the practice runs smoothly. Personal interests include walking, reading and jewellery-making and claiming to be taller than she really is
Tansy joined the practice in 2012 as a receptionist and has recently come back to work part-time following the birth of her second child. Her friendly smile and happy nature are huge assets to the business, as is her willingness to provide cups of tea at a moment’s notice.