Willetts & Doig Optometrists was founded by Geoff Willetts in 1974. Originally, Geoff was the sole owner and lead optometrist of the practice, until Dr Ross Doig came on board in 2000 and the Willetts & Doig partnership was born.
Over the following years, Geoff and Ross worked to regularly develop and modernise their practice, investing in some of the best technology on the market to provide the most advanced and thorough eye care experience. Their efforts meant that Willetts & Doig Optometrists were the first practice on the Isle of Wight to introduce an OCT scanner to the Island and recently updated this to the latest model, becoming only the third practice in the UK to have this technology. They also have the latest 3D digitised test charts to suit all age groups for example.
Geoff retired in 2009, and today Ross remains the owner of the practice working alongside his colleague Michael Hartigan.
Ross has an extensive professional history in the optical field. Since qualifying in 1987 he has completed a PhD, taught undergraduate optometry students for almost 10 years, was a College of Optometrists Professional Exams examiner for more than 20 years, and has been nominated for the Macular Society Optometrist of the Year.
Michael also has over 20 years’ experience in the industry – having started in the manufacturing sector, he then became a dispensing optician and a contact lens optician before re-training as an optometrist. Michael has previously worked in the Somerset area, where he was accredited for the Somerset Acute Eye Care service and post cataract follow up, and has been able to fully integrate these skills into his work at Willetts & Doig.
Between them, Ross and Michael have a wide spectrum of knowledge about everything to do with optical care, and are both in ideal positions to fully understand each patient’s needs and achieve the best possible care in each case.
Ross and Michael are ably supported and assisted by a team of outstanding staff. They’ve even been told by previous clients that their interest in each of their patients is ‘legendary’, and they’re proud of the personal approach that the whole team at Willetts & Doig takes with everyone who walks through the door.