Meet the Team
Airedale Opticians is a family-owned practice, run by husband and wife optometrists, Mohammed and Sarah. With over ten years of experience each, they are able to offer knowledgeable advice and recommendations to all patients. All of our eye examinations and contact lens checks are performed by Mohammed or Sarah, we never use locum or agency staff, allowing them to provide you with a real consistency of care. If you would like to see a particular optometrist for an appointment, please just ask when booking.
Principal Optometrist and practice owner Mohammed Hafejee qualified as a Dispensing Optician in Bradford in 1997. He went on to study Contact Lenses at City & Islington in London in 1999 and continued his study in Optometry at Anglia University in Cambridge, qualifying as an Optometrist in 2002. Mohammed worked in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire before relocating to Yorkshire in 2005.
In his spare time Mohammed enjoys spending time with his children as well as playing and watching football.
Mohammed’s areas of speciality include:
- Glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring
- Wet and Dry Macula Degeneration (ARMD) diagnosis, counselling and management
- Dry eye and its management
- Low vision and its management with Modern Visual Aids (Magnifires and Digital Technology)
- All types of contact lens fitting
- High prescription management with spectacles and contact lenses
- Tailor Made High Definition Spectacle Lenses
- Eye nutrition and eye health
- Paediatric Eyecare (Childrens eyecare) Including Amblyopia Management (Lazy Eye)
Consultant Optometrist Sarah Jackson qualified as an Optometrist in 2002 from Anglia University in Cambridge. Sarah worked in the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire area, working in a number of Glaucoma, Cataract referral and Diabetic monitoring schemes in conjunction with the local hospitals.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys walking, gardening reading biographies and gourmet cooking!
Sarah’s areas of speciality include:
- Cataract diagnosis and management
- Wet & Dry ARMD diagnosis and management
- Contact lens fitting
- Dry Eye Management
- Diabetic Eye Screening
- Eye Nutrition and Eye Health
- Blepharitis Management
Your Optical Advisors
Mohammed and Sarah are assisted by our team of Optical Advisors. You will see them in a wide range of tasks including checking through paperwork and carrying out the machine tests before your eye examination, then helping you to choose your glasses and recommending lenses afterwards. Our Optical Advisors are trained in all of their duties so you can be sure that you are always getting the best possible service. Our team ethos and regular working patterns means that you can ask to see the same person each time, allowing us to provide a real consistency of care.
Angie is the Team Manager and senior optical advisor with over thirteen years of experience at the practice, she has been in charge of training all of the current Optical Advisors. Angie enjoys helping patients choose their glasses and is always happy to give honest advice on whether or not frames suit. She has worked in the optical lab, cutting and fitting lenses, giving her a detailed knowledge of lens designs and she can advise on which lenses will work best in particular frames.
In her spare time Angela enjoys reading thriller novels and watching films.
Gill is the Team Leader at our Crosshills practice and particularly enjoys helping children to find the right frames to suit their needs. Her favourite frame ranges are the Etnia range with their bright Spanish design along with Flexon and Titanflex with their tough, flexible technology. Gill likes to discuss the different lens options available and which would be most appropriate to each patient depending on their needs, prescription and frame choice.
When she’s not working, Gill likes walking, spending time with her children and a variety of crafts incuding jewellery making.
Tim is the practice Lens Expert, responsible for ordering prescription lenses from the manufacturers and researching the latest lenses available on the market. He is happy to provide advice on which lenses are most suited towards a frame and finding lenses for unusual prescriptions. Behind the scenes Tim is in charge of the website and the e-mail newsletters.
In his spare time Tim is an avid traveller, enjoying journeying to far-off countries in search of mountains, in 2016 he climbed Damavand, the highest Volcano in Asia. Back at home, he spends his weekends watching films, playing wargames or travelling the country to photograph motor racing.
Sarah is the practice Design Expert, taking a keen interest in the current fashion and trends within the Optics Industry and enjoys advising patients on which frames suit them best. She curates the window displays at both practices.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, as well as reading, going to the gym and walking, dining out and socialising with friends.