About Us A little bit about Us - Garrey and Karen Haase


Garrey and Karen haaseAfter taking over the ‘Michael James’ opticians on Goole’s Boothferry Road in 2005, we, Karen and Garrey had a very clear vision of the independent practice we wanted to run.

Novemeber 2014 the new Howden practice was opened followed by the Knaresborough practice in February 2015.

Put simply, we aim to offer a friendly, welcoming environment supported by professional patient care and exceptional levels of service for great value.

With over 50 years of optical experiance between us working in the independent optical market, you can be sure of proffesional advice and guidence.

Garrey qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1996 then studied at Bradford University to gain his qualification as an Optometrist in 2001. Karen qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1999.

Our top priority has always been the thorough care of our clients’ eyes and we’ve invested in making sure our staff are trained to the highest standards and have the same commitment to quality and passion about service that we do. 

We’ve also equipped our consulting rooms with state of the art equipment – we were the first opticians in the area to have a Topcon 2000 OCT (Optical Coherance Tomography) machine, which is availiable at our Goole practice. This enables the accurate assessment and early diagnosis of many ocular conditions, including Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. 

We specialise in coloured lenses for Dyslexia and visual stress, contact lenses, sports eyewear and keep upto date with the latest fashion trends in eyewear.

Karen offers consultations as a qualified Dispenser and will give honest expert advice on the right look for you. She is also a qualified consultant with Arbonne for make-up and skin care and is availbale for consultations. She specalises in Bridal Eyewear, for that unique look for any special occasion.

Our practices include optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical assistants which means there’s always a highly experienced member of staff available in each of our practices to answer any questions you have about your whole family’s eye-wear or eye-care.

We welcome both private and NHS clients and can assure you that you will be given friendly, honest and impartial advice.

We’ll take the time to find the right solution for your vision requirements, lifestyle needs and budget.

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