A family run business based in the heart of Dronfield Woodhouse, here at Lorraine Bonete Opticians we take pride in our family values and high levels of customer service.
Our practice has lots on offer with a huge range of frames and sunglasses for both adults and children.
Our eye tests have always been in-depth allowing us to see more than just surface issues and lets us give the top class advice that you should expect from your optician.
Meet the Team
Lorraine qualified as an optometrist in 1987. She spent several years working at an independent practice in Bradford, and at the eye clinic at Bradford Royal Infirmary. She then packed her bags and went travelling through Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She came to Sheffield in 1993 and she spent many years working in Chapeltown, north of Sheffield.
In 2005 Lorraine had the opportunity to open her own practice in Dronfield Woodhouse. As the business grew, she reduced the time she spent working in Chapeltown and at the Chesterfield Royal Infirmary, and now works exclusively in her own practice.
When not at work she enjoys walking, cycling and yoga.
Luan started working for Lorraine in 2014. She took her Optical Practice Support (Level 2) exams and qualified as an Optical Assistant in 2016. She then completed her Level 3 qualification in 2021. Very friendly, Luan is always happy to help patients with any enquiry and ensuring that their optical needs are met.
Outside work Luan is kept busy home educating her two sons. She also does mixed martial arts and enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog.
Leanne has worked for Lorraine since 2012. In 2016 she qualified as an Optical Assistant, passing her Optical Practice Support exam (Level 2). She took this further and gained Level 3 in 2019. Always cheerful, Leanne really enjoys talking to patients and helping them choose eyewear to best suit their style and needs.
When not at work Leanne’s family keep her busy and she enjoys walking her dogs and socialising.
Amy joined the team in the spring of 2021. She is training in all aspects of the Optical Assistant role and is looking forward to studying for the Certificate of Optical Practice Support.
For over 10 years, Amy has run her own business ‘Cakes from my Kitchen’, creating bespoke celebration cakes for her customers, many of them returning year upon year. When not at work at the optician’s, Amy will be perfecting the creations shown in her cake portfolio at www.facebook.com/CakesfrommyKitchenDerbyshire.
Amy has two children, and family who visit regularly from Norfolk and Newcastle. She enjoys walks in the countryside, shopping and crafting. She likes to relax with Gogglebox and Strictly Come Dancing on a weekend, and continually tries to progress further than Week 2 of the Couch to 5k!
The other member of staff you may see in the practice is Lorraine’s husband, John. He is usually behind the scenes doing the bookwork and making sure that we are compliant with NHS regulations and health and safety requirements.
When not at work John plays badminton, and enjoys walking, photography, cooking and gardening. He also plays guitar and listens to an eclectic range of music!
Book Your Eye Exam
Gorsey Brigg, Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire, S18 8UE
Monday to Friday
9am - 5pm
9am - 1pm