The Team //
Shirelle Poge – Branch Manager
I started my career with Rawlings Opticians in 2005 as a part time receptionist after moving to the area when my son was a baby.
I have worked my way up through the ranks beginning with studying the Optical Assistant course , followed by the Optical Advisor course.
I quickly fell in love with how rewarding this job can be, helping people by giving them the best vision and guiding them to choose the most stylish frame to suit them. To progress my career further I decided then to go back to the classroom to qualify as a Dispensing Optician and was elated when I qualified in 2017!
Having 15 years optical experience mostly in the Rawlings Opticians Caterham & Purley branches I felt it was time for a new challenge and have now taken Donners Optometrists under my wing as Practice Manager. I enjoy chatting to all our patients from very young children to the elderly. No two days are the same and the variety keeps me interested, whether measuring the amount of UV protection , teaching someone to use a magnifier or even trawling the internet for that pair of glasses that they saw Brad Pitt wearing on TV last week! I’m passionate about making that journey special for every single person and my favourite thing is when someone collects their first ever pair of glasses.
In my spare time, my 3 children keep me busy but I do enjoy cross country running when I can find the time!
Anne Williamson | Optometrist