Thompson and Hardwick was established in 2001 in Lytham under the original name of G R Hardwick Optometrists, after working for and with Mr Gary Hardwick, Drew Thompson became a partner in 2018. The practice has had a strong tie to the community with both owners residing in the town as well as being active members in the Lytham Business Partnership. Our philosophy is to achieve the best professional service with from simple spectacle and contact lens dispensing through to emergency eyecare and disease management. WE aim to have both a unique and varied product selection and are keen to differentiate ourselves from the standard Optician's stereotype.
We are especially passionate about contact lenses and consider ourselves somewhat of a specialist in this area. Drew regularly attends the hospital eye department providing support to the cornea service, whilst also running a traumatic eye visual rehabilitaion service. We have even been commissioned to design and provide lenses for the entertainment industry with credits ranging from the small screen to big holywood productions.
MEET THE TEAM
Qualified in 2003 Drew enjoys all aspects of practice life but has a special interest in contact lens fitting and anterior eye disease.
He has recently become an independent prescriber and runs clinics in the Blackpool Eye Clinic
Kate has practiced in Lytham for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in community eye are techniques. She sites charity work in Kenya as one of her career highlights to-date, travelling to remote communities delivering eyecare services
Adrian has more than 25 years experience in both spectacle dispensing and manufacture. He has an interest in sourcing the right products for the right person and with his knowledge he always comes up trumps. Speak to Adrian about anything spectacle related.
Part of the team that makes the practice run Alison is mum to Julia and joined the practice in 2013. Alison has a big family meaning her organisational skills are second to none.
Jill has been part of the practice frontline since 2011 and has helped to keep he place running like clockwork ever since. Her interests include baking and spending time with her new born grandchild She can be often found offering the fruits of her labour with the staff... Mmmmmmm
The newest member of staff Jo joined us after a successful career in the NHS. She is adept at putting all patients at ease and works hard to ensure the best care for everyone.
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EYECARE
Community health and eyesore is a private organisation with consultant ophthalmologist directors who have been contracted to take on NHS work within the community. As part of that we have been chosen as a site to host NHS eye clinics within the community. Roughly once per month a consultant doctor will visit attending to the communities eye care needs.