About Us

Meet the team:


Emma Kelly BSc (Hons) – Optometrist

Emma joined the Ochil Eyes team in 2016. She studied at Glasgow Caledonian University and qualified as an optometrist in 2010. She has quickly become a valued member of the team and has a keen interest in pathology. She is currently studying Independent Prescribing at Glasgow Caledonian University. Outside of work, Emma is mum to two lovely young children and a crazy little Puggle (pug/beagle cross) called Roody and enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit. In November 2018 Emma finished in the top 3 for the whole of Scotland in the Optometrist category at The Scottish Health Awards. This is well deserved recognition for her dedication to community eyecare in Clackmannanshire. Emma works part time covering Wednesday – Saturday.



Andy Gibbs BSc (Hons) MCOptom – Optometrist

Andy studied at Glasgow Caledonian University and qualified as an optometrist in 2006. He joined the Ochil Eyes team in October 2018. He is no stranger to us having provided holiday cover in the past so the team know him well. He joins us on a permanent basis as our second optometrist and will be in the practice on Mondays and Tuesdays. Like Emma, Andy has a passion for delivering high quality community eye care with a real focus on patient care. We believe our patients are in the very best of hands with our two optometrists.

Away from work, Andy is a member of the ScottishPower Pipe Band who finished this season 4th in the world and were crowned British Champions at the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley in May 2018. Huge congratulations to Andy and his band mates.




Samantha Cameron – Practice Manager

Samantha is our practice manager and has been working in practice since 2007. She has been with us at Ochil Eyes since the day we opened on 3rd of May 2010. Since then she has forged lasting relationships with many members of the local community.  She is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and is our senior dispenser. She successfully completed her qualification in Level 3 Optical Practice Support in 2014 and is currently studying for an HNC in Business through the University of the Highlands and Islands. Away from work, Samantha is a keen football fan and follows her team all over the country at weekends. She also loves walking and attending fitness classes at her local gym.



Susy Nimmo – Optical Assistant 

Susy joined us in September 2014. She successfully passed the Level 5 Certificate in Optical Care in 2015. She now works full time in the practice. Away from work, Susy is an extremely talented artist specialising in pet portraits. You can view her work on her website www.susynimmo.com. She has two dogs herself, a Labradoodle called Aitken and a Cockapoo called Juno who keep her very busy with walks. She is also a member of the Dollar Events Committee and is involved in the organisation and running of the hugely popular Dollar Gala and Dollar Winter Festival.





Samantha Nimmo – Optical Receptionist 

Samantha joined us in January 2017. Samantha mainly works in the practice on a Saturday and is currently enjoying a year out before starting University in Stirling in September studying English with Psychology. She’s taken a keen interest in travelling and is spending much of the summer  travelling across Europe. We hope to have her back regularly once she begins her studies.


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Call 01259 752755 or email ochileyes@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page to make an appointment with us.