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.
With our fixed practice team, we do not use locum or agency staff, so you can be sure of consistent quality of care and if you would like to see a particular optometrist for an appointment or a practice colleague to help you choose your glasses, 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 Practice Team
Mohammed and Sarah are assisted by our practice team. You will see them in a wide range of tasks – from welcoming you to the practice, completing your paperwork and performing the machine tests before your appointment, then helping you to choose your glasses and recommending lenses afterwards. Our Dispensing Opticians have a three year study qualification and are able to carry out additional roles and functions, including the dispensing or supervision of dispensing of children and people with visual impairment, as well as offering specialist services and advice to patients.
Angie is the Team Manager and senior optical advisor with over fifteen years of experience at the practice, she has been in charge of training all of the current Optical Advisors. She enjoys helping patients choose their glasses and is always happy to give honest advice on whether or not frames suit.
Angie also works in our in-practice 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 she enjoys reading thriller novels and watching films.
Gill is a Dispensing Optician, qualifying in 2018 after a three year course at Bradford College.
She particularly enjoys helping children to find the right frames to suit their needs. Her favourite frames are from 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.
Dispensing Optician Timothy joined Airedale Opticians in 2013 and in 2018 qualified as FBDO after a three year distance learning course of Dispensing Optics at Canterbury University.
In addition, Timothy works with contact and spectacle lens suppliers to introduce new technologies and designs into our core ranges and runs the company social media and website.
In his spare time Timothy enjoys travelling (ideally by train) to far flung places, climbing mountains or attending motor racing events. At home Timothy spends time with his wife watching unusual films, building plastic kits and playing board games.