Kathy has spent her whole career in small independent optical practices, giving her freedom to choose from the widest range of products and so be able to best meet the optical needs of each individual patient.
She completed her training as a dispensing optician at The City & East London College in 1982 and in doing so became a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.
After this she practiced in local independent optical practices in Surrey and Berkshire, joining the Knaphill practice in 1988 and co-founded Penny & Hayter two years later.
She says that working with such a friendly team & her personal contact with patients are the most enjoyable aspects of her work. She finds being able to give patients the time and help they need, providing the best quality of service, and keeping within each person’s budget a great source of satisfaction.