Our Team

Optometrist - Justin Hardy

Justin graduated from Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa, in 1994 with a Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom) degree. He has since also completed a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease from the New England College of Optometry in Boston USA, and in 2015, he completed his Independent Prescribers (DipTp(IP))qualification through Aston University.

Justin started work in private practice shortly after graduating and managed a practice in South Africa for 5 years before moving to the UK in 1999. After registering with the General Optical Council, he worked in a large practice in Norwich before moving to Bournemouth in 2001 as a partner to start an Independent practice. He helped build this into a very successful practice offering many specialist services.

In 2018, Justin acquired this practice as it was a perfect fit and he felt he could build on the current success with his passion for excellence in eye care and personalised attention.


He has a special interest in contact lenses including myopia control, keratoconus and complex lens fitting, as well as management of dry eye and ocular surface conditions.

During his off-time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, running and cycling. He is a member of St Albans Round Table, having previously been chairman of Bournemouth Round Table while living there.

Practice Manager - Lorna Braddon

Lorna joined the team in 1986 and has been Practice Manager since 1997, taking responsibility of the day to day running of the practice. Lorna's knowledge of our patients is unparalleled, and her efficient approach ensures that our high levels of customer service are maintained at all times.

Receptionist - Karen Webster

Karen joined our team in 2011. She is always very quick to greet all patients with a friendly smile to ensure that your experience with us gets off to a good start. She prides herself on delivering exceptional customer service and always has a smile on her face