Our Team

It's always good to put a face to a name ... take a look below at our friendly Vision Gloucester team.

We're always on hand to help.


Tony Lawrence

Tony Lawrence

FBDO - Owner

Tony has been a Qualified Dispensing Optician for over 30 years. Having worked in senior roles for the 'big boys' before opening The Vision Centre, he has a wealth of experience in pretty much every Optical environment. Prior to finding his true vocation, Tony was an engineer and also a keen sportsman so unsurprisingly, Sports vison and Industrial eyewear solutions are of particular interest to him. He also has a particular fondness of bad jokes – so, if you ask him for a joke don't say we didn't warn you!

Emma Howe

Emma Howe

FBDO BSCHons - Dispensing Optician

Emma is the newest addition to our professional team having qualified earlier this year. Emma is choc-full of meaningful knowledge that she will use, along with her Ipad and ruler, to ensure that your eyes get the spectacles they deserve! Emma and her partner recently moved to Gloucester to take up this post, so if you see her wandering aimlessly through town, please point her back in the direction of the practice.

Cheryl Lawrence

Cheryl Lawrence

Practice Administrator

Cheryl is the person who dots the I's and crosses those T's to make sure that we all get what we have ordered, when we need it. She also processes all those lovely forms that the NHS ask us to generate and she plays the bills as well. Cheryl is pretty much the luckiest girl in Gloucester because when she isn't working with Tony she gets to live with him as well, as they are husband and wife (bet you can't guess who wrote this profile??)

Glen Miles

Glen Miles

Optical Dispenser

If you find it difficult getting to us, don't worry we can come to you! Glen heads up our home visiting team. Equipped with all our specialist home visit equipment, a fantastic range of frames and of course our specialist 'domiciliary' Optician, Glen will cheerily bring a fantastic optical experience to your home (or place of work, or just about anywhere for that matter) And, when your specs are ready he'll even deliver those for you too. When Glen isn't being an Optician on wheels, you will probably find him playing his large double bass on a stage somewhere in Gloucestershire. Glen is a member of popular local band 'Solid Gone'.

Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown

Optical Dispenser

Becky is our frame styling guru. Is your face is round, oval, triangular or any other shape? Do you wear warm or cool colours? What colours compliment your hair style and shade? Don't worry if you don't know, because Becky does! Becky loves to spend time with you helping you to choose that perfect look.

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 


Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.


We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.


Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 


When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use


After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred


Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout


Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494