Blink Opticians is owned, managed and run by Amanda Anderson. Originally known as Gatrad Opticians, this practice was part of a small local chain between 1984 and 2002, originally on the High Street. It then became Shivani’s Eyecare. So this very practice has run for nearly 25 years in Wellingborough, in one form or another. We also have all the original customer records! Amanda worked as a locum at the practice for three years before being offered the business in spring 2008. Since then there have been a lot of positive changes to improve the service that Blink Opticians can provide, creating a more tailored and personal approach than many of the high street brands.. Blink Opticians is a small and friendly independent practice that you’ll find on Market Street in the centre of Wellingborough – on the corner opposite Costa Coffee. Our small team work closely to deliver personalised advice and give customers all the time, medical and technical knowledge they need. As an independent there is no head office pressure to see a certain number of patients in a given day. You’ll even be offered a hot cuppa if things aren’t manically busy!
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The Team

Amanda Anderson – Practice Optician & Owner
Amanda has worked in Optics for 15 years. She worked as a locum at this very practice (then known as Shivani’s Eye Care) for three years before taking over the business. Amanda has worked for independents, multiple chains and the head office of a multiple chain so has lots of experience within the Optics profession. Training is ongoing in Optics and Amanda attends education and training courses at every opportunity – and that equates to at least one full day course and one evening course per month! Note that this is more than the legal requirements to retain her membership of the General Optical Council. Amanda just likes to keep up to date on all the latest breakthroughs and believes this is one way Blink Opticians can deliver excellent customer service to their patients.
Amy Dicker – Optical Receptionist
After moving to Wellingborough from Hastings in April 2014, Amy joined the Blink Opticians team as our full time optical receptionist. With a background in lab work as a contact lens specialist, Amy has a wide range of skills that help our clients to find the perfect glasses or contact lenses for their requirements. Away from Blink, Amy is a happily married mother of 1 and can be found in her spare time enjoying a good book or walking the family dog.

“Amanda really listened at my contact lens aftercare session and recommended I trial the weekly overnight lenses, as my eyes were dry and tired with my usual monthly lenses. It has absolutely changed my life! They are so comfortable and convenient and my eyes look whiter too!”

— Francesca Davies