Meet The Team


Tim Sibley-SMC(Tech)

Tim is the owner.

“I started in optics 30 years ago and became a fully qualified optical technician four years later. Having spent the last 12 years as the Production Director of a successful lab that provided Opticians with the end product, I decided I could use my knowledge and expertise to offer a more realistically priced place to buy glasses, so decided it was time to open my own opticians.”

Eileen Christie

Eileen has been part of the team since we opened.

“I have been in optics for over 35 years now and was a practice manager for 26 of those. My main aim and concern has always been to look after, and do the very best for, all the patients I see. My motto is to look after each person as I would like to be looked after myself.”

Andy Willcox

Andy is the newest member of our team, but has already been with us for almost two years.

“I was with a major optician for four years but grew tired of the way I had to hurry from one person to the next. I always enjoy my time with the patients I see and decided to work for The Specs Factory after I bought my own glasses from here and was impressed by the service I received.”


Orla Smith – BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Orla is our resident optometrist.

“I graduated from City University, London in 1985 when I also gained experience in the clinics at The London Refraction Hospital (now The Institute of Optometry). During my pre-registration year I spent some time working in the Optometry clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital. I have lived locally for the past 20 years and am widely involved in the community.”