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Emma Harris, part of the opticians team at Samantha Hague Optometry, an award-winning local independent opticians practice in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands near Shropshire and Staffordshire

Emma Harris

Senior Optical Advisor

Emma left school at 17 and immediately began working for an independent optician’s practice in Wolverhampton as a receptionist. It was here that she gained invaluable experience and training in different areas of optics before moving on to another independent practice to take on more of a dispensing role.

A short while later in 1998 Emma moved to Boots Opticians in the Merry Hill Centre, which is where she first met Sam training as a frame consultant, and helping patients choose the ideal frames for their prescription, colour preferences and face shape. Emma loved seeing the end result and how the perfect glasses made her clients feel so great! During her career at Boots Opticians, Emma undertook an Institute of Management qualification and later became Practice Manager for a number of Boots Opticians practices before taking maternity leave.

Sam approached Emma in 2009 asking her to form part of her new team in her franchise venture at Boots Opticians in Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre. Emma became one of the team’s senior frame stylists and optical dispensers and furthered her development with an NVQ in customer service. This is where Emma met Jess who at the time was the practice’s Dispensing Optician and a camaraderie and friendship developed that stands to this day. 

Emma left Hague Optical and took a break from optics while her children were growing up dedicating more of her time to her home life and raising her young family, returning to the optical industry working in the domiciliary sector for Specsavers and visiting patients in their own homes. Out of the blue, in March 2022, Emma describes “a most wonderful opportunity”as presenting itself for her to work with Sam and Jess again and Emma joined Samantha Hague Optometry as the Senior Dispensing Assistant.

Exemplary customer service has always been Emma’s passion. “Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing my patients delighted with their new spectacles. I am incredibly proud to work with Sam, Jess and the rest of the SHO team where service excellence is at the heart of everything we do, helping make the experience of selecting and dispensing eyewear enjoyable for each and every patient.”

Meet the team

United behind a shared vision, the team at Samantha Hague Optometry provides you with an all-encompassing advanced optometry service with the very best in leading-edge technology and a total commitment to personalised eyecare.