About Us

Brooks & Wardman is located on The Ropewalk in Nottingham’s professional quarter. We are a state of the art, fully equipped, modern, independent optical practice. We take pride in knowing our patients and providing continuity of care in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.


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!

Barbara Miller FBDO(Hons) LVA

Dispensing Optician

Originally from the North East, ABDO Certified Professional 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 independent and multiple opticians 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.


Emily Bennett

Part-Time Receptionist

Emily works predominantly on a weekend and also during school holidays. She is the friendly face you will see when visiting us on a Saturday and is always keen and eager to help.

Emily is an A* GCSE student who is currently studying for her A-levels. She has a keen interest in sport and is part of the Nottinghamshire county cricket U17 team.

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 joined the practice in 2004 and is frequently the friendly voice you hear when phoning the practice.

Chris also receives all of your email enquiries and always deals with them as swiftly as possible as she is always keen and willing to find you the best solution. Her memory is amazing when it comes to recognising patients on the phone before they have even said their name!
The day to day running of the practice is in very safe hands with Chris, who also deals with all of our accounting in addition to all other aspects of our business, she is instrumental in the steady growth of our practice
As well as keeping Brooks and Wardman a smooth running operation, Chris also has keen interests in nutrition and animal welfare, she completed a diploma in nutrition therapy in 2016 as well as contributing to animal charities and is soon to become a volunteer at the RSPCA!