About Us

Brooks & Wardman have been providing eye care in Nottingham since 1932 when it first opened in the Market Square.

In 1953 the practice moved to Nottingham’s professional quarter and is now established on the Ropewalk as a state of the art, fully equipped, modern, independent optical practice.

David Bennett BSc(Hons) MCOptom

David Bennett BSc(Hons) MCOptom

Principal Optometrist

David graduated from City University, London in 1986, where he was awarded the Peter Madden Memorial Prize for contact lens practice. He then trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, before acquiring Brooks and Wardman Optometrists in 1989.  From 2000-2015 David worked with Professor Stephen Vernon at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham, as part of the multi-disciplinary glaucoma team winning the Allergan Glaucoma Achievement awards in 2008 . His areas of expertise include glaucoma diagnosis and management, low vision and complex contact lens fittings.  During his time at Brooks and Wardman, David has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham lecturing in low vision and has worked as part of the medical team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games!

Emma Lundberg Bsc(Hons) MCOptom

Emma Lundberg Bsc(Hons) MCOptom


Emma joined us in 2015. Over the last 25 years she has worked in various countries from Scotland to Australia. She is particularly interested in childrens eye care, glaucoma and diabetes. As an added advantage Emma speaks French!

Barbara Miller FBDO(Hons) LVA

Dispensing Optician

Originally from the North East, ABDO Certified Professioal Optician, Barbara, joined us in 2007. She qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2003, then taking further qualifications in Low Vision Acuity, during which she won the Ted Watts memorial prize for the best student in Low Vision Acuity. She has over 35 years experience in optics, in both independant and multiple opicians rising to store manager at Boots Opticians. Barbara is an expert in all aspects of dispensing including complex prescriptions, provision for children, life-style and fashion dispensing, specialist dispensing for facial anomalies, sports and safety lenses and much more. Barbara is always more than happy to help and discuss your prescription and eye care options.

Angie Jones


Angie is our Receptionist and has been with us since 2002. She will be your first point of contact when entering the practice

Chris Greatorex

Practice Manager

Chris has been our Practice Manager since 2004 and invariably is the friendly voice answering the telephone. She deals with your email enquiries and has been instrumental in the practice growth.