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Meet the Team

Gill Bowden BSc(Hons)FC Optom


Gill trained at Aston University followed by her pre-registration year at the Oxford Eye Hospital. She then worked for various opticians and had her family before embarking on setting up her own business here in Dorchester. She is pleased to be working in an environment where service and quality are most important.

Lisa Gunning FBDO CL

Contact Lens Practitioner / Dispensing Optician

After working as an optical receptionist for a number of years Lisa decided to further her career by obtaining qualifications to become a Dispensing Optician. She studied and qualified at Anglian Ruskin University and then furthered her studies qualifying as a contact lens practitioner.  Having been a partner in a large independent optical practice she was keen to have more autonomy in a smaller practice and is pleased to be part of Sproston & Bowden.

Christine Fry

Optical Receptionist

Chris joined the practice in 2004 and is very valuable member of staff, taking charge of our reception desk and other duties in a very capable manner. Chris is always enthusiastic and helpful - we couldn't do without her!

Tracey Perkins

Optical Receptionist

Tracey joined us in March 2018 and is a real asset, always cheerful, hard working and willing to learn anything new with great enthusiasm.

Elena Rees

Optometrist Elena studied Optometry at City University in London. Since qualifying in 2003 she has worked in a variety of practices including a year in the Caribbean! She is a member of Vision Aid Overseas and has been on trips to Africa and Eastern Europe to help provide much needed eyecare. After having her daughter Elena re-joined the Sproston & Bowden team in 2017 and is enjoying being back.

Giulia Libardoni McOptom

Optometrist Giulia (pronounced Julia) recently joined us and is enjoying working in a small independent practice. Giulia completed her BSc Optometry degree at City University, London. She has a passion for helping customers with their ongoing eye health, whilst delivering a high level of personal care.

Deborah Dodge

Dispenser Deborah joined us in January and having known and worked with Deborah for many years, it was lovely to have her join our team.