Brought up in Chester, Dylan studied Optometry at City University in London. After gaining his degree, he completed the pre-registration year in practice at Price Wynne Opticians on the Wirral. He continued to work there and during that time gathered ideas as to how he wished for an optometric practice to run and progress.
In 1997 he left, to set up The Eyeworks and fulfil an ambition of working for himself.
He has been qualified in Diabetic Screening since the late 90's and attained a City and Guilds in Diabetic Screening in 2012.
Other specialized areas include Cataract assessment and referral, Glaucoma referral refinement, Low vision assessment and Wirral’s Red Eye scheme including the Flashes and Floaters investigation and eye examinations for people with learning difficulties . Dylan also enjoys fitting and assessing all types of contact lenses.
Out of work, Dylan was a keen footballer playing and being involved with Chester Nomads, however the playing days now appear over as the legs won’t take it anymore! Now Dylan enjoys walking round golf courses!
David McGowanBSc(Hons)MCOptom – Director/Optometrist
David set out to pursue a career in optometry after having an eye examination as a thirteen year old which sparked his interest in optics.
He attended The City University, London, where he struck up a friendship with Dylan Barton. After gaining his degree in Optometry, David was awarded The British Contact Lens Association Da Vinci Award for best student contribution to contact lens research.
Although David has 25 years’ experience as an optometrist, he has continued to keep up to date and is accredited to provide Diabetic Screening, Low Vision Assessment, Glaucoma Referral Refinement, Cataract Assessment, Minor Eye Conditions Service and eye examinations for People with Learning Disability. He also enjoys fitting all types of contact lenses including multifocal lenses.
David is the current Chair of Wirral Local Optical Committee and has an interest in improving local eyecare provision. He also enjoys golf, loud music and reading.
Several years after completing a Psychology degree and working in the field of mental health, Emma returned to University in Manchester to study Optometry. After graduating in 2010, Emma completed her pre-registration year at Boots Opticians in Southport before taking resident posts in Wigan and Wirral.
Emma is excited about joining the team at The Eyeworks, with more scope on offer to develop clinically and utilize new technology. She appreciates being able to spend more time with each individual patient.
Originally from Harrow, Emma has lived in Merseyside for over 15 years. Happily married with a young boy to keep them busy, she also enjoys cinema, theatre and spending time with family and friends in her spare time.
Dave has been with the Eyeworks for over 15 years as manager in our Bromborough practice, having started out in London and surrounding area. He moved back to the Northwest in 1996 havibg worked in both the independent and multiple sectors. Dave brings over 25 years experience to the Practice team, striving to contiually improve our patient journey.
Dave is married with three children and two grandchildren. Dave is a season ticket holder at Liverpool F.C. and is a keen cricketer at Upton CC , Dave also enjoys a round of golf.
Simon has over 30 years experience in optics, mostly behind the scenes in the lab, but also dispensing spectacles. He is our lens expert and has an excellent understanding of frame design. He enjoys books, films, foreign travel and is a long suffering Tranmere Rovers supporter.
Mandy has always enjoyed working with the general public and joined The Eyeworks in May 2005. Since then her role has expanded and developed, from receptionist, to dispensing assistant through a mixture of internal and external training. Mandy is also a key member in the accounts department.
In her spare time Mandy enjoys socialising, travelling and keeping fit. A proud mum of one daughter who is a nurse.
Paula joined the Eyeworks in 2009 after a short period covering maternity leave as a receptionist at a local practice. She enjoyed the work and so shortly after joined the Eyeworks team. Previously Paula had worked for Littlewoods Pools and in the leisure industry, before supporting and doing the accounts for her husband’s family business.
In the practice Paula’s main duties include looking after reception and she is another key member of the accounts team.
Paula is married with three children and in her spare time enjoys keeping fit, gardening and socialising when not running round after the family!
Jo joined The Eyeworks as a part time receptionist in December 2017 following a period of maternity leave.
Jo arrived having previously worked in another local opticians for 4 years, but has worked in both the independent and multiple sectors since leaving university in 2001. Jo particularly enjoys the customer service and variety of the role, especially meeting new people.
Outside of work, Jo is happily married and has 2 sons and 5 cats. She is a keen campanologist and enjoys spending time with her family.