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Anna White BSc (Hons) Optom

Resident Optometrist

Who am I:

I grew up in Kent, before moving to Sheffield to study my first degree in Biomedical Science, but after graduation I quickly discovered that the world of medical research was not for me. After a bit of soul searching, I started a second degree in Optometry in Cardiff, and the rest is history. My partner’s job brought us to Plymouth nearly 3 years ago and we have fallen in love with the area.

Why the world of optics:

I remember an old boss saying to me once that no-one really chooses optics, we all just stumble in, and I think he was right - but we stay because we love it.  I chose Optometry for my career change because it combines my loves of helping and meeting new people, and the sciences. It was second time lucky for me - I love my job.

What I like best about Iconic:

Being an independent practice we are able to give our patients the time they need; nothing is rushed and nothing is too much trouble. I appreciate having the time to really investigate and solve any problems my patients have and feel like I have done a good job. The team around me is great and really gives the practice a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

What catches my eye:

Outside of work I love exploring Devon and Cornwall, be it coastal walks, hiking in dartmoor, paddleboarding or a weekend away in a new town.  I am still new in this part of the world and there is so much beauty to discover.