Sheffield Optical assistant celebrates 20 years with the same business

5th June 2017

An optical assistant from Woodseats has celebrated 20 years of loyal service to a family optometrist.

Rachel Ireson has worked in the Chesterfield Road, Woodseats practice of Alex Gage for 20 years, and worked for the previous owner, Mr Egginton for four years before that. Rachel and husband, Stephen, celebrated with a meal at family owned Italian restaurant, Marco @ Milano in Millhouses. Rachel reflects on the last 20 years: -I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Alex and the team over the last two decades. -Much has changed, notably computerisation and doing our own glazing, a skill that I was delighted to learn. More recently, it has been great to witness the amazing transformation that the refurbishment at Woodseats has made. Speaking about Rachel's long service, Alex Gage said: -Dedicated staff members like Rachel are an increasing rarity nowadays and she is a very valued and respected member of the team and a real credit to the business. Rachel concludes: -I particularly enjoy seeing someone trying something new or different in their frames, maybe something more fashionable or bolder as a result of my recommendation and seeing them benefit from their new lens choices. I often select a frame for a patient and they will try lots more on, but they often come back to the one that I first chose for them. I'm looking forward to many more years with Alex and the team. For more information or to make an appointment at Woodseats, please pop in to 857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats or call 0114 274 8582. Alex Gage has a second practice at 48 Sandygate Road, Crosspool.

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