Lynne Tait ABDO

Lynne is a registered Dispensing Optician and is our practice Manager . She started her career in Optics after leaving school . She worked in manufacturing optics for 10 years gaining a great deal of knowledge about spectacle lenses .
She then moved to working in an Optometry practice and qualified as a Dispensing Optician registering with the Association of Dispensing Opticians in 2010 . Lynne has always worked in independent practices and joined Timlin’s in 2016.

LYNNE Lynne at her dispensing desk



Optical Assistants

Optical asistants 1Our team is completed by our Optical Assistants Catherine , Grace, Helen , Joy, Lesley , Lorraine and Vicky who have all undergone training in many areas including reception administration duties , NHS procedures , spectacle frame and lens selection , frame adjustments and contact lenses insertion and removal tuition. They may also carryout Cannon retinal photography or Humphrey Visual Fields on behalf of the Optometrists.
They do a lot of unseen work behind the scenes and ensure the practice runs smoothly.
If you have any queries don’t hesitate to ask them.


Sarah Peaceful B.Sc(Hons), M.C.Optom, Dip.Tp(IP), Prof Cert Glauc

Sarah studied Optometry at Bradford University in West Yorkshire and became a registered Optometrist in 1999.  Following further study at Aston University Sarah gained the Independent Prescribing Speciality. With further advanced study at Cardiff University, Sarah gained the Professional Glaucoma Speciality becoming one of only a minority of registered Optometrists to hold that advanced qualification. Sarah has undertaken a vast array of post graduate training including advanced contact lenses, nutrition and the eye, cataract, low vision, retinal and macular disorders, and presbyopia. She is currently working alongside Dr Rebekka Heitmar of Aston University conducting scientific research into Primary Open Angle Glaucoma and Retinal Vascular Markers.



Margaret Timlin M.Sc. , MCOptom. , Dip TP(IP)

MAGGIEMaggie also studied Optometry at Aston University , where she met Mick , and became a registered Optometrist in 1982 . She completed her M.Sc. from City University in 2003 specialising in ocular pathology and children’s vision. She became an Independent Prescribing Optometrist in 2009 .
She has worked in the eye clinic at the University Hospital of Hartlepool Ophthalmology Out Patients Dept. for 30 years specialising in children’s vision.
She has a certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and works with the North Tees and Hartlepool Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service .
Maggie grew up in Keswick and often visits family who still live there and like Mick enjoys walking and gardening.


Kristina Krancioch-Daniel B.Sc. , M.C.Optom.

KRISTINA (OPTOM)Kristina grew up in Hartlepool , she graduated from Bradford University in 2003 and became a registered Optometrist in 2005 joining Timlin’s then. She performs eye examinations for all age groups , fits contact lenses, provides aftercare and low vision assessments . Kristina has completed further post graduate training in cataract referral , low vision , glaucoma and minor eye condtions.





Timothy Boyling B.Sc. , M.C.Optom.

TIMTim graduated from the University of Bradford in 2007 .He completed his pre-registration training in2008 and started working for Timlins. He performs eye examinations in the practice and on home visits, contact lens fits and aftercares and low vision assessments .
He works as a Specialist Optometrist at James Cook University Hospital where he undertakes complex refractions , advanced contact lens fittings, corneal topography and post-operative cataract assessment. Tim has completed further post graduate training in cataract referral , low vision , glaucoma and minor eye conditions.