Claire studied at the University of Bradford and gained experience in Chesterfield during her pre-registration year. She then gave into her wanderlust and went travelling for three years before returning home to Dunstable.
She went on to postgraduate study in London before gaining hospital experience locally. For a time, Claire worked in independent practices within a radius of twenty miles from Milton Keynes as a locum before buying Hammond and Dummer in 2004 with her husband Bob.
Claire has a special interest in children’s eye care and the pathology of the eye. She continued to study and has gained a Diploma in Independent Prescribing that enables her to prescribe medication just like your GP.
Bob and Claire have two children, Hannah and Henry and a bulldog called Titus. Bob’s son Sam is working hard as an actor in London. Home is here in Milton Keynes and the kids go to school at Oakgrove. They love living and working in the same town and enjoy helping the community by offering local, and great, optical care.