MEET THE TEAM
MEET THE TEAM
Director and Dispensing Optician
Jamie started working in Paul Gill Opticians in 2003 working alongside the lab technician at the time. Jamie quickly took to glazing and attended a technician course in Keel University in the UK with the Worshipful of Spectacle Makers. Jamie began dispensing under the supervision of Paul until he decided to gain his qualification of Dispensing Optician in 2013. From 2013 Jamie managed the practice choosing stock and maintaining the quality of service which Gill Opticians has been renowned for. Jamie renovated the practice adding a reception area and new brands area in 2017 showing his inherited eye for interior design.
In 2017 Paul Gill retired after 40 years trading in 2 St Patricks Road. Jamie, Paul’s eldest son has decided to take on the family business and formed the company Gill Opticians Ltd. With new branding, a new look and an increased emphasis on customer service Jamie is striving to ever improve on his father Paul’s legacy and create his own.
Jamie has a love for the sea and has found a passion in kitesurfing. He has recently started to read novels and has joined up with other staff member Elaine to form the world’s smallest book club!
Optometrist with 14+ years’ experience in top optician’s around the country.
Oona qualified as an optometrist from D.I.T Kevin Street, with an honours degree, in 2004. She has worked in various independent optical practices and alongside top ophthalmologists gaining invaluable experience. In 2009 Oona began working in D.I.T Kevin Street with optometry students in clinical practice and maintains her knowledge in all aspects of her field to the highest levels. She recently completed a professional certificate in Medical Retina.
Oona is very friendly and approachable and has seamlessly slotted into Paul Gill’s footsteps as one of Ireland’s leading optometrists. She has many interests from hill walking, travelling and film. If she’s not at work you’ll probably find her climbing the hills of Wicklow!
Optometrist with 8+ years’ experience in top independent opticians.
Lisa Qualified in 2010 from Coleraine College in Northern Ireland with distinction. Lisa has worked in many practices in Dublin and has gained a huge amount of experience since qualifying and she has completed her Masters degree. Lisa has a talent at putting patients at ease and has merged into her role Gill Opticians seamlessly. If Lisa did not go down the optometry route she would have most definitely have become a leading Irish fashion designer.
Passion and Hobbies: Lisa loves travelling, music and athletics and has recently completed the Great Northern Run in Newcastle for charity.
Manager and Dispensing Optician with 20+ years’ experience managing top practices in Dublin.
Elaine joined the Gill team in August 2015 and has been a huge boost to the practice ever since. Elaine instantly has built a huge following amongst our patients by providing excellent service matched with her great skill set. In 2018 Elaine went on to further her education and is currently upskilling becoming a contact lens optician C.L.O.
Passion and hobbies: Elaine is an avid reader but her passion is music and she attends at least a couple of rock concerts a month.
Dispensing staff for 18+ years. Colour Me Beautiful style consultancy
Mary has been a part of Gill Opticians for 18 years as she joined in 2000. As the longest member of staff Mary has a huge following in the practice. Mary is a bubbly character and has a huge knowledge of all aspects of the practice making her the perfect fit for the dispensing floor. In 2018 Mary completed a Colour Me Beautiful course adding to her talent for choosing the right frame for a clients face.
Passion and Hobbies: Mary is obsessed with fashion, colour coordination and style trends. She is a keen gardener and has an eye for interior design. Mary’s real passion is holidays and if she had not come to work in Gill Opticians in 2000 she would surely have founded trailfinders.
Scott joined the team in 2015 from a background in skilled craftsmanship. From building houses to building bikes Scott has done it all. When a position opened up in our glazing lab Scott was the first person who popped into Jamie’s mind. Within a couple of months Scott had already demonstrated his incredible ability and has since become one of Ireland’s most talented technicians. Jamie and Scott went to primary and secondary school together and have been best friends throughout and it has been a pleasure working with him since he started in his current role.
Passion and Hobbies: Scott is big into his music and attends festivals and gigs frequently. Scott seeks his thrills through extreme sports such as bungee jumping, skydiving and has recently been researching wing-walking… (good luck)