Meet The Team

  • Edel McElholm
    Optometrist & Proprietor

    Hi, I’m Edel, I’ve had my own practice since 1992. I qualified from City University London in 1986 and have enjoyed all of my career to date. As practice owner, I believe that success in independent optometry can only come with the offer of a great personal service, and thorough profe...

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  • Christine Wilson
    Optometrist

    Hi I’m Christine. I have been an optometrist at Edel McElholm’s for several years. I qualified from Cardiff University and since that time I have always worked in private independent practice. My career started in Moorfields Eye Hospital London, where I completed my pre-registration y...

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  • My name is Deirdre and I’m an optometrist at McElholm Opticians. I work in both the Downpatrick and the Kircubbin practices. My initial degree is in Biochemistry and after spending some time working in research, I decided to return to university to study Optometry at City University London....

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  • Imelda Byers
    Optical Receptionist

    Hi, I’m Imelda, I have been working in McElholms for twelve years now. I have much experience in all fashion aspects of optometry and do much of the buying of stock, which is something I love.  I realise the need to make our patients feel very comfortable whilst they are with us, and I...

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  • Linda Curran
    Laboratory Technician

    Hi, my name is Linda and I’ve been working in E.McElholm Opticians for over 12 years. I began as an optical assistant and progressed to a laboratory technician in the lab in our Downpatrick practice. This position enables me to decide the best type of spectacles and lenses that will suit ou...

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  • Barbara Fitzsimmons
    Optical Assistant

    My name is Barbara and I have been working at McElholm opticians for seven years. As an optical assistant, I am the first point of contact for the patients entering the practice. It is my responsibility to deliver good customer service by checking patients in with the opticians, updating their de...

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  • Tara Martin
    Optical Receptionist

    Hello I’m Tara. I am an optical assistant with Edel McElholm Opticians and I have enjoyed this role for six years. My role as an optical assistant requires me to carry out tasks such as taking and organising appointments and keeping paperwork and forms up to date. I also make sure the pract...

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  • Marie Adair
    Optical Receptionist

    Hi, I’m Marie and I have recently joined the practice as an Optical Receptionist. I thoroughly enjoy working with a friendly and welcoming team. I aim to study an Ophthalmic Dispensing Registerable Award and qualify as a Dispensing Optician by 2021. I am excited to gain knowledge of ophthal...

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