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Paul Saunders, 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

Paul Saunders


Technician & Quality Assurance Manager

Former Lab Manager and Regional Lab Assessor for Vision Express, Paul began his career in optics in spectacle manufacture in 1989. His obvious talent saw a rapid progression into leadership roles and we are now delighted to have Paul as an integral member of the Samantha Hague Optometry team.

Paul continued to develop his experience and expertise in optics working in a number of positions across the industry until 2000 when he took time out of employment to bring up his two infant sons, whilst his wife Sam returned to work.

Paul used his time away from corporate life to pursue his passion for History and obtained an honours degree in History & War Studies before taking a PGCE qualification which enabled a complete career change into Secondary School Teaching.

Returning to optics in 2008 Paul joined the Hague Optical team to support their Wolverhampton-based franchise business at Boots Opticians as Quality Assurance Manager and became a central part of the day-to-day operation of the busy practice.

Paul’s experience in lens manufacturing and quality assurance along with his dispensing experience and leadership skills makes him the perfect choice for Samantha Hague Optometry. Paul supports the practice team in all areas of the business but is primarily responsible for the supply chain and production of glasses – ordering, assembling and quality assurance –  ensuring that all of our spectacles meet the very highest standards of quality.

Paul and Sam make an enviable husband and wife team having met whilst working together at Vision Express. They have been a couple for more than 25 years and together in business over half of that time.

The Hague-Saunders family have lived in Pattingham since 1997 and have two now-adult sons, Ed and Douglas, who have both worked part-time at the practice making Samantha Hague Optometry a truly family affair!

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.