About Us

Wigton’s Independent Optician

We are an independent high street optician, located in the centre of the market town of Wigton, Cumbria. Established originally in 2002, we have a team of dedicated professional staff to help you with all your eye care needs. Our approach is to stay in touch with current trends in spectacle frames and remain up to date with the latest technology in eye examinations by investing in advanced, modern equipment, attending refresher courses and seeing what’s new at optical trade fairs.

Fiona Trotman is our fully qualified optometrist owner. Originally from Cumbria, she has been practising for over 30 years. Qualifying in 1986, she worked in independent practices in SE London and Kent and for Moorfields Eye Hospital Contact Lens Department. She spent two years working in Tasmania in the 1990s, returning home to Cumbria in 1993 to work in a number of practices. Fiona become a director of the practice in 2011, taking over fully in 2018 with her husband, Jonathan Trotman, who is Company Secretary.

Allison Cockburn is our other fully qualified optometrist who works one day a week in the  practice.

Sarah Carruthers is our fully qualified dispensing optician, registered with both the GOC and ABDO. She has worked in optics for 21 years in various practices throughout Cumbria and South West Scotland, including 10 years in practice management. She lives locally on a farm in Kirkbride with her husband Adrian and their young family.

Sam Hobden and Diane Young are our part time dispensing opticians, also fully qualified.

Our support staff are Joy, Dot and AnneLouise who have many years experience between them in answering with your requests or queries, making appointments and generally looking after the smooth running of the practice.