Meet The Team

Our practice stands apart from the competitors because of our people. We strive to be the best in our fields so our patients receive the absolute highest levels of eyecare – year after year service has remained the same. Our experienced, stable team know our clients and are dedicated to providing the best service possible.

Our Optometrists provides a full range of services for our private and NHS patients including eye examinations for adults and children, contact lens consultations and check ups and cataract assessments. Our team of dispensers have a wealth of experience fitting, repairing and advising on frames and lenses.

Nicole Threlfall


Nicole has been an optometrist for over 30 years 15 of which have been spend working at and building up the The Makerfield Eye Centre. She is very proud of the fact that the practice offers the latest equipment and our frame, lenses and contact lenses are always up to date so we know we are offering our patients the best. Outside of the testing room Nicole pursues a number of hobbies, her favourite of these being hill walking. “I have reached the top of a number of peaks in this country and abroad and my ambition is to be able to maintain my health and fitness so I can still reach these peaks well into my dotage”

Helen Woodcock


Helen has been the manager at the practice since 2011 and became a partner in 2015 but Helen has been part of the practice for some time as it was originally opened by her parents in 1994. In her spare time Helen is an avid crocheter and reader and likes to spend time out walking her hyper springer spaniel.

Charlotte Tomlinson

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Charlotte has been working at The Makerfield Eye Centre since 2000 and is currently training to become a Dispensing Optician to broaden her understanding of optics and the technical aspects of the job so that we at the Makerfield Eye Centre can continue to offer our patients the best service and care. Charlotte is happily married to Gareth and they have 2 young girls that keep them on their toes.

Ruth Story

Optical Assistant

Ruth has been part of the practice team since 2007 and is an Optical Assistant but specialises in Dry Eye treatment. Ruth has a teenage daughter and they enjoy mother/daughter time together especially holidays and shopping.