Our Team

2013-12-03 13.14.55Kevin Gray graduated in optometry with 2-1 honours, subsequently completing the professional qualifying examinations at first sitting, and after practising in Newcastle for three years, joined R Green & Partners in 1987.

Within optometry his interests include glaucoma and he has spent time alongside a glaucoma consultant in the RVI Newcastle to gain additional experience in detection and management of this condition.

Kevin is also interested in education and has supervised pre-registration optometrists.


WendyWendy Appleby joined us in January 2014 and is our practice manager.

She has previously worked for 30 years in the NHS as an ophthalmic nurse, most lately as a Ward Sister in Ophthalmology and Facio-maxilliary surgery.

Wendy brings a range of clinical and managerial skills into the practice.

KarenKaren Tomlinson joined us as an optical assistant in April 2015 after a short career break from optics, having previously managed a busy independent optometric practice.

She has over 25 years experience working in optics and brings a high level of customer service as well as excellent fashion sense.


CarolineCaroline Cazaly joined the team in April 2015 as an optical assistant after a career in hospitality.

She enjoys working with the public, always possesses a smile and has a great sense of humour.

Caroline successfully completed  the Optical Assistants course at Anglia Ruskin University in spring 2016.