Meet the team

Woodhouse Opticians is a family business and we’ve been helping other families from our practice in Highfield Road in the South Shore area of Blackpool for more than five decades.

The business was established in 1962 by Leslie Woodhouse and his wife Rosa. His son, Stephen, is now at the helm and is the full-time optometrist.

As the saying goes, we were built to last. Our dedicated, friendly and qualified team have many years of combined service with Woodhouse meaning they understand both our customers and the best ways to help them.

Stephen Woodhouse

Stephen celebrates 40 years in charge at Woodhouse this year. He studied at Aston University and London’s City and East College before returning to the family business.

He said: “It’s important for us to provide a circle of care for our customers which sets us apart; clinical excellence, technical expertise and fantastic customer service.

Sukie Woodhouse
Sukie Woodhouse
Sukie has been a Director of the company for nearly 20 years and recently started working in the practice.
Sukie said: “We have customers who live away from the area and who always come back here for their eye checks, even as far as Spain! And we have many customers who bring their whole family in. We’re very proud that over the years they’ve obviously come to trust in us and what we do.”
Abigail Ward
Abigail Ward
Abigail has been a Dispensing Optician with Woodhouses for more than 17 years.
She said: “We have the flexibility to offer individually tailored, exceptional customer care. We know our customers as individuals, we are not just part of some huge machine. We have clinical excellence in Steve, we trust our family’s eye care to him and no one else.”
Abigail is a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).
Paul Eastwood
Paul Eastwood
Dispensing Assistant Paul has been in the business for 40 years and his specialist knowledge is in manufacturing of frames and lenses. He trained with Woodhouse as a workshop technician and dispensing assistant.
He said: “I’m proud of being part of a great team and that we are an independent opticians which is part of the community.”
Naomi Cheeseman
Naomi Cheeseman
Naomi, who works across Reception, Finance and Admin, said: “I am proud both to work for Woodhouses and of our wonderful customers.
“I think we’re a great team that goes out of the way to give the very best care to our customers.”
Julie Maughan
Julie Maughan
Receptionist Julie has been part of the Woodhouse team for more than 30 years.
She said: “I’m proud to work for Woodhouses because I am passionate about customer service, people’s eye health and making sure they are made aware of all their options in a caring, trusting environment.”

We are currently making some changes to the practice but are open for essential services such as repairs and contact lens supply, eye health questions and enquiries. Please contact us on 01253 341955, or on our Facebook page Woodhouse Opticians Blackpool or email us on info@woodhouseopticians.co.uk