Professional Optometrists and caring staff in Wareham

At Shaylers Vision Centre, we have a team of experienced staff with a combined experience of more than 60 years. You can rely on their care and knowledge to help with all your eyesight and vision problems

Geoff Shayler BSc FCOptom FCSO – Optometrist

Geoff Shayler earned his degree as an optometrist from City University in 1973. He has since undergone specialist training with experts from the UK, USA, Australia and Europe, to understand how the visual system and brain affects our ability to function in a normal manner. 1 in 4 children have vision-related learning difficulties. Others have a lazy eye or squint. Adults can experience visual difficulties after brain injury, as well as when we get older. Geoff's expertise on these subjects has led him to lead the way in many aspects of vision therapy in the UK and, as a result, regularly lectures overseas, including in Europe, Australia and the States. 

He has published over 35 academic papers worldwide on issues to do with eyes and vision, in leading optometry journals.

Loraine Shayler – Practice manager and specialist vision therapist

As our practice manager, Loraine makes sure everything runs smoothly when you visit. She has completed a specialist training in syntonic optometric vision therapy with the College of Syntonic Optometry. Loraine is also qualified as a colour and image consultant and is happy to advise you on the styles of glasses and frames that might work for you.

Julie Major – Optical dispenser

Julie, our expert optical dispenser, has successfully undergone specialist training in dispensing and facial measurement with world-renowned lens supplier, Rodenstock. She can help you with the best lens design for your glasses and choose a frame that suits from a collection of over 800 frames. Julie demonstrates how different lenses and coatings might work for your prescription, by using the latest technology. 


Michelle – Vision therapist

Michelle started working at Shaylers Vision Centre after she brought her son in for vision therapy. She was amazed at the difference it made to him, so inquired what it would take to train as an optometric vision therapist. At the time Geoff and Loraine were considering taking on another therapist, so she became one of the team in 2014, training with us as well as attending courses.