Our Team

Optometrist / Owner – Sally Nethercott MSc. FCOptom. Dip Tp(IP).

I set up the Practice in 1985, shortly after moving to Tadworth. As many of my long standing patients will remember, I started the Practice in our house so that I could also look after my young children. In 1997, we moved into premises recently vacated by the NatWest Bank, and have not looked back since!

My philosophy is to provide the highest standards of clinical care, whilst allowing plenty of time for individual attention. I have invested in some of the best available optical technology, and have also kept my own knowledge and skills up to date through continuing professional education. In 2005 I was awarded an MSc in Clinical Optometry. In 2012 I was awarded a Diploma in Therapeutics so I can now prescribe drugs for eyes within guidelines set by the College of Optometry.

This year we have become a limited company I am one of three Directors.

Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Fitter, Chris Bourton FBDO CL

Chris started here in 2015. He really likes the ethos of the practice and has taken over the management of the Dispensing and Reception area. His main job is the dispensing and fitting of spectacles. Since we became a limited company in 2019 he is also a Director.


Optometrist – Alvin Ieong

MSc. MCOptom. Dip Tp(IP). ProfCertGlau

Alvin is a principal optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and glaucoma clinic lead at St Georges Hospital Tooting. His current clinics include glaucoma, Lasik/refractive surgery, paediatrics, medical contact lens and casualty. He performs a laser list inclusive of capsulotomy after cataract surgery, laser iridotomy and selective laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma treatment at St Georges Hospital. He has supervised pre-registration students since qualifying in 1995 and has several publications in peer reviewed ophthalmology journals.

He enjoys spending his Thursday and Saturday mornings giving our patients very comprehensive eye examinations and performing lacrimal syringing on those patients with problematic watery eyes. His appointments are now much in demand.

He is now a Director of Nethercott Opticians Ltd


Sarah Gingell

Sarah is our part time dispensing optician. She works Mondays and alternative Saturdays. Sarah is a well respected member of our team and very popular with the patients.


Karen Walsh

Karen works Monday to Wednesdays on Reception. When she is on duty, the practice runs seamlessly and she makes life very easy for the practitioners and pleasant for the patients.


Jackie Cook

Jackie has been with us several year. She has lots of enthusiasm, good humour and has become a great member of the team. She is very knowledgable on the running of the practice and works with us on a Thursday and Friday.


Izzy Webb

Izzy has recently joined us to work Saturdays. She has been welcomed by the whole team as is a really fast learner and a pleasure to have in the Practice.


Melissa Patel

Melissa is our Friday Optometrist and has fitted into the practice very well. She is clinically excellent and has an empathetic manner. She likes having the opportunity to work with our equipment.


Tanya Bourton

Tanya is our part-time receptionist here at Nethercott Opticians and is ready to assist with all your queries.


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