Meet the team who’ll be caring for you at Optica Machin
Jane Staunton Machin – Optometrist and Founder
Jane is the Owner and Optometrist at Optica Machin. She qualified from the City University over 30 years ago.
She has worked in UK both in general practice and also in domiciliary eye-care services. In 1994 she co-validated her diploma and became a member of the Colegio Nacional de Ópticos-Optometristas in Spain paving the way to opening the Optica Machin practice in June 2000.
Jane will take as much time as is needed to conduct a thorough eye examination. She is patient and is able to put the most apprehensive patients at ease. She will also take the time to explain everything to the person in the testing chair.
“Opening my own practice has given me the luxury of spending as long as is needed with each of my patients.”
It’s not only Jane’s patients that she’s interested in caring for. In 2012 and 2013 she was an integral part of a team that went to Ethiopia and Uganda to provide the local inhabitants with vital medical care, including eye health checks.
Keeping up-to-date with advancements in the optical industry is important to Jane – she can often be found at conferences and courses, both in Spain and the UK, making sure her knowledge is up to scratch.
Joanne Warren – Practice Manageress
Joanne is the practice manager at Optica Machin. Having had a wealth of experience in management, accounting and the service industry in UK she enjoys working with people.
Her love of fashion and design means that she enjoys selecting the latest fashion frames for our patients and takes great pride in helping them choose spectacles that look and feel great!
She always offers an honest opinion and will do her utmost to find the right lens and frame options available to provide optimum comfort and style.
“Glasses are often the first thing that is noticed about a person. I love to help someone choose a great look for them that is both comfortable and practical.”
Juanma Herrera Lopez
Juanma is our Optical Technician and has been working in the Optical Industry for over 20 years. He cuts and fits the lenses to our customer’s chosen frames in our in-house workshop.
He is a skilled technician with all types of frames. His specialty being rimless mountings where he can cut the shape of the lens to suit the client’s requirements.
He will always go the extra mile to provide our patients with their new glasses as quickly as possible.
“I love working in the spectacle industry and I enjoy a challenge repairing glasses, if at all possible.”
Helen qualified in the UK as an optometrist in 1998.
She has worked in both large, busy multiples and small family-run practices in UK, Gibraltar and Spain.
She co-validated her diploma and registered with the Spanish Colegio de Optometristas in 2007 and has since become a valued member of the team.
“I enjoy working with people by being able to give them a better quality of life through improving their vision, and helping them to choose whichever spectacles or contact lenses are most suitable for their lifestyle.”