The people behind Glimpse


Meet the friendly faces that will be making your Glimpse experience that little bit more special.

Matt

Matt is an optometrist (which is handy) and one of the Glimpse business owners.

When he's not helping people's peepers he spends most of his time with his kids — Joe and Libby — who are a glorious pair of total fruit cakes. He's "a bit keen on cycling" (he'll downplay this until you're out on a ride with him, when suddenly he will tear off into the distance, leaving you lost somewhere in deepest Worcestershire) and he likes to play golf. Which, unlike cycling, he really is terrible at.

Growing up in Handsworth, North Birmingham, he was lucky enough to spend his childhood in the Scottish Highlands, the beaches of Wales and long, Sunday walks in the great parks of Brum. University took him to Manchester — the turncoat — where he met business partner and long term pal, Gerry. Frankly, the less documented about those years the better.

After qualifying in 2002 Matt decided that traveling was the way to go. After one complete circuit of the globe, he realised he couldn't avoid actual work any longer and, seeing sense, returned to Birmingham to set up in all the optometry glory you now see him in.

Matt

Matt is an optometrist (which is handy) and one of the Glimpse business owners.

When he's not helping people's peepers he spends most of his time with his kids — Joe and Libby — who are a glorious pair of total fruit cakes. He's "a bit keen on cycling" (he'll downplay this until you're out on a ride with him, when suddenly he will tear off into the distance, leaving you lost somewhere in deepest Worcestershire) and he likes to play golf. Which, unlike cycling, he really is terrible at.

Growing up in Handsworth, North Birmingham, he was lucky enough to spend his childhood in the Scottish Highlands, the beaches of Wales and long, Sunday walks in the great parks of Brum. University took him to Manchester — the turncoat — where he met business partner and long term pal, Gerry. Frankly, the less documented about those years the better.

After qualifying in 2002 Matt decided that traveling was the way to go. After one complete circuit of the globe, he realised he couldn't avoid actual work any longer and, seeing sense, returned to Birmingham to set up in all the optometry glory you now see him in.

Gerry

An eye for detail, which is handy for an Optometrist and a man with no grey areas in his life. It’s tough being Gerry!

He has been in Optics since 1993. It was clear that he was “not too bad” at the eye stuff so he quickly progressed from a Saturday job to a qualified Dispensing Optician, then to an Optometrist, then a Glaucoma specialist and now a director at Glimpse.

Things are very black or white for Gerry. He's, shall we say, particular. Which is a useful quality in a man who wants your vision to be the best that it can be.

Outside Glimpse he likes to cook and indulges in the occasional fine wine. He skis when he's allowed to and he spends way too much time at children’s parties with his daughters. He also loves redesigning houses. And by "redesigning houses" we really mean knocking down walls.

Gerry

An eye for detail, which is handy for an Optometrist and a man with no grey areas in his life. It’s tough being Gerry!

He has been in Optics since 1993. It was clear that he was “not too bad” at the eye stuff so he quickly progressed from a Saturday job to a qualified Dispensing Optician, then to an Optometrist, then a Glaucoma specialist and now a director at Glimpse.

Things are very black or white for Gerry. He's, shall we say, particular. Which is a useful quality in a man who wants your vision to be the best that it can be.

Outside Glimpse he likes to cook and indulges in the occasional fine wine. He skis when he's allowed to and he spends way too much time at children’s parties with his daughters. He also loves redesigning houses. And by "redesigning houses" we really mean knocking down walls.

Laura

At her first job, a 15 year old Laura started as the Saturday girl on reception. Whilst doing her A-levels she increased her working days, and once she turned 18 started the degree apprenticeship with ABDO whilst working full time. Laura qualified after her 21st birthday and later that same month bought a house with Josh.

She says, "I love all different styles of specs, and think it's great fun helping people pick the perfect pair, although I may be slightly too passionate about specs, as I annoy my friends and family with the topic constantly..."

When not 'annoying' them with specs flex, Laura is very family orientated, and is partial to a nice (large) glass of wine.

Laura

At her first job, a 15 year old Laura started as the Saturday girl on reception. Whilst doing her A-levels she increased her working days, and once she turned 18 started the degree apprenticeship with ABDO whilst working full time. Laura qualified after her 21st birthday and later that same month bought a house with Josh.

She says, "I love all different styles of specs, and think it's great fun helping people pick the perfect pair, although I may be slightly too passionate about specs, as I annoy my friends and family with the topic constantly..."

When not 'annoying' them with specs flex, Laura is very family orientated, and is partial to a nice (large) glass of wine.

Emma

Emma started as a Saturday girl in 2007 when leaving school and then began working full time in glasses... she is hugely passionate about styling, and about choosing the perfect pair of eyewear for you.

When she's not helping style our wonderful clients, Emma spends her spare time out in nature going on walks, and swaps specs for sets by playing badminton.

She's also a quite a fan of going out for cocktails...

Emma

Emma started as a Saturday girl in 2007 when leaving school and then began working full time in glasses... she is hugely passionate about styling, and about choosing the perfect pair of eyewear for you.

When she's not helping style our wonderful clients, Emma spends her spare time out in nature going on walks, and swaps specs for sets by playing badminton.

She's also a quite a fan of going for cocktails...

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