Meet the Team

Meet our team

At Four Lane Ends Opticians we have a dedicated independent practice led by owner and optician Sue Syson along with her team of friendly and helpful optical assistants meeting the needs of the public locally in Benton and Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Team of opticians

Sue Syson - Optician

I trained at Cardiff University and qualified in 1986 when I began working for D & A at this centre. I liked the practice so much that, I ended up buying it.

I've tried to make this practice into a true community optician's. I have lived locally since I was 15 and have known the area and its people well. I am a school governor at a local primary school and chair of the trustees at Benton Cat and Dog Shelter, which I visit regularly to help look after the bunny rabbits.
Sue Syson

Gemma Porter - Practice manager

I have worked in optics now for nearly twelve years. I enjoy helping our younger patients to choose their new glasses as I am a mother myself.

Working in an independent practice is best as we can work around what our patients want rather than what the head office tells us! I also like a good chat with our local patients.

When I am not at work, I like to go on walks with my two dogs, taking my daughter swimming and playing live music.
Gemma Porter

Sarah Forster - Optical assistant

As the youngest member of staff, I have worked here since 2015 and worked within optics for two years now. After finishing my textile design degree at Nottingham Trent University, I decided to return to my hometown. 

As a local lass, I really enjoy being part of a small business and supporting our community. 
Sarah Forster
For eye care services in Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, contact our team of eye specialists at Four Lane Ends Opticians on 
0191 266 3218

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