Meet the staff / team

Meet the team

1Usman Syed
BSc (Hons) Optom
Optician and Owner of Johns Opticians

I qualified as an Optometrist in 2005 and worked in various practices as a locum until I completed the takeover of Johns Opticians in 2013. Our main aim is to provide you with quality eye care, and continuing to build the reputation of Johns Opticians that has been built over the past 70 years.

2Raheela Syed
BSc (Hons) FBDO
Dispensing Optician and Co-Owner of Johns Opticians

Raheela qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2007 and gained vast experience of all lens types and eyewear working as a Locum and a Manager in various practices. She is our merchandiser with an eye for fashion and is always on the lookout for new funky eyewear you won’t find anywhere else locally.

6Mark Young
Practice Manager

Mark joined our team in 2015 but has worked within the optical industry since 2002. He loves working as part of a team and is always willing to help others. He is a gym enthusiast and is still trying to beat his boss in the Robin Hood Marathon.

5Will Jeffery
Marketing/Optical Assistant

Will joined the Johns family in September 2016. With ten years optical experience under his belt he is a welcome addition to the team. Will is part time here at Johns as he is a musician. You’ll probably recognise him from playing around the city centre in various venues.

4Julia Gieci
Optical Assistant

Julia has being with the company since December 2015. She brings a lot of positive energy to work with her and her main aim is to make people happy. She loves travelling around the world and is always looking for a new adventure.

3Andrew Porter
Lab Technician

Andrew has being with the company for over 20 years and is responsible for checking all our lenses are manufactured to a high standard before leaving the site. Most of our regular customers have known Andy for many years and will come in specifically to see him if they have damaged their specs.