The Team

Meet the Team

The staff at Jonathan Best Opticians are a professional team of qualified practitioners and assistants based in Fishponds, Bristol. We’re here to help you with your lenses, glasses and other products to give you the best possible vision. As a professional, knowledgeable, and experienced team we will do everything we can towards not just delivering excellent optical service but also a great optical experience.

Mr Jonathan Best (BSc (Hons) MCOptom)

Jonathan is a fully qualified Professional Optometrist. He gained his degree in Optometry at the University of Manchester, and after gaining a wide experience working for national companies such as Boots Opticians in Manchester, Bath and Bristol took over the practice in July 2015 after moving to Staple Hill, Bristol.

As a child, Jonathan experienced a “lazy eye” which made him a frequent patient of the eye hospital! While undergoing eye treatment, he became fascinated by what the optician did and this marked his journey towards his current profession. As early as 15 he already knew that he wanted to improve peoples vision and lifestyle.

Married with two small children, Jonathan loves spending his spare time with his family. He also enjoys playing football and is actively involved with Good News Church in Staple Hill.

Emma (Dispensing assistant)

Emma is our experienced dispensing assistant. Emma grew up locally in Kingswood, Bristol. Her wide ranging experience for over 13 years in optics has equipped her with an in-depth knowledge of the profession. Her warm personality and ability to give clear and honest advice creates a warm and friendly rapport with many of our clients. During her spare time she loves playing guitar and spending time with her nephew. She also loves caring for her puppies.

Pat (Receptionist)

Pat never fails to offer a warm welcome to customers. With her professionalism mixed with her friendly personality, you will never feel excluded. As an experienced receptionist, with over 20 years of experience at Jonathan Best Opticians, she will make sure you are well accommodated. Pat is a member of the Women’s Institute where she enjoys spending her spare time.

Lin (Clinical assistant)

Lin is our confident clinical assistant with over 20 years of experience at Jonathan Opticians. Though she loves to chat with clients, she never forgets to the maintain the utmost professionalism. She always portrays her passion in the profession and even extends her help and care for other people outside her work.