Meet The Team
Victoria J Smith BSc Hons McOptom Optometrist & Owner Registered with GOC, AOP and College of Optometrists.
Victoria has been qualified for over 18 years - she gained a first class honours degree in Optometry at Aston University.
Then she worked for Dolland & Aitchison Opticians in Chester during her pre-registration year. Victoria passed her 10 pre-registration exams first time and then worked for Dolland & Aitchison opticians in Grantham for 1 year. For the last 9 years she has been working in an independent practice in Alfreton,Derbyshire.
In Victoria's spare time she enjoys playing tennis, running and spending time with her 3 children.
Victoria was one of the optometrists working at Sheffield Special Olympics 2017 in Sheffield - she helped to screen hundreds of athletes for glasses, sunglasses and general eye health.
Victoria is the resident optometrist on BBC radio Sheffield - along with Paulette Edwards on the expert slot at 12pm on weekdays -please tune in to hear all things eye related.
Jenny Hinxman, Optometrist
My name is Jenny Hinxman. I graduated from Bradford University in 1991 and went on to do my prequalifying training at
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. I was lucky enough to be
offered a full time post there on qualifying and stayed there for
the next three years.
Itchy feet got the better of me and I headed off on my travels
around the World in 1995. Rather unintentionally, when I arrived
in Australia I landed a job at a small optometry practice in
Melbourne and stayed there for the next four years. Arriving
back in the UK in 2000, I have worked as a locum optometrist
ever since, initially mainly for the larger companies but am now
fortunate to work solely for small independent optometrists.
During this time I also worked for 10 years, parttime, at Chesterfield Royal Hospital where I
particularly enjoyed my roles working within the paediatric clinic and the satisfaction of helping patients with low vision. My interest in low vision lead me to do a course in Rehabilitation Work
(Visual Impairment), however life events, the arrival of my daughter, meant I was unable to
finish the course, but it has given me a greater understanding of the needs of those with a
Jean has worked in the practice for the last 10 years and you will meet her in the practice or she will answer your calls when you telephone the practice.