Our owner Luke Baker graduated from The University of Manchester with a BSc (Hons) in Optometry in 2000; in 2001 he then qualified to become an Optometrist and married his wife Kathryn.
Luke went on to work for Dollond and Aitchison, Boots Opticians and Laser clinics before working for himself as a mobile optician and locum for the next couple of years. He then realised however that he wanted to run his own practice. He chose to buy City Eyewear in 2006 so that he could deliver a first class optometry service to his patients in his own individual way.
Luke says, “Patient satisfaction has always been my primary concern. Working on the road made me realise that there is a lack of emotion in a lot of optometry practices. I therefore surrounded myself with a team of friendly, compassionate individuals who are dedicated to making the patient journey a great one.
“I want my patients and their families to leave my practice feeling as though they have received the very best eye care available to them.”
In 2008 Luke set up his domiciliary service. He strongly believed – and continues to believe – that everyone is entitled to great eye care, even those who cannot reach it without a little help. Today, Luke regularly visits individuals in the comfort of their own homes and delivers them the same high quality care he provides for the patients he sees in practice.
It’s not only Luke’s patients that he’s interested in caring for. In 2012 he was an integral part of a team that went to Africa to provide the local inhabitants with vital medical care, including eye health checks. Prior to his trip Luke encouraged his patients to donate any old or unwanted glasses to his practice. He then took them to Africa to deliver life changing eyewear to those who needed it most.
Luke adds, “I’m privileged enough to work with my wife as well as our team of unrivalled experts. As well as delivering professional advice on a daily basis, my approachable team will always offer an honest opinion and expert advice for anyone who requires it.”
To have your eyes tested at the practice that puts your needs first, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You can contact us by calling 01274 729393 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.