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Ruth Perrott MBE

BSc FCOptom

Managing Behvioural  Optometrist

Ruth Perrott is the Managing Behavioural Optometrist leading a team of optometrists working alongside her.


Ruth has over 50 years experience in Optometry with half of this specialising in the Behavioural side, working with Dyslexia and Brain Injury.


Ruth is s member of British Association of Behavioural Optometrists, Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (based in USA), Australian College of Behavioural Optometry and OEP.


With 80% of Brain input passing through the eyes, it is vision that guides and directs us through life, affecting posture, balance and space. She attends overseas conferences and gives presentations to Solicitors, Case Managers and other linked professions.


Ruth has been collecting and recycling discarded spectacles for 30 years with the help of York Ainsty Rotary and has already been to various parts of Africa to run eye clinics to give away the sort, graded spectacles. Her16th Trip was in February 2020.  She got back 6 weeks prior to the Covid 19 Pandemic.  It is this work overseas that has earned her the recognition of MBE.

In her spare time she has four small grandchildren nearby and supports the work of Riding Lights Theatre Company by hosting their actors while in York. 

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Company Secretary

Colin Perrott BSC

Colin Perrott BSc is the Company Secretary and markets the wife for a living! He supports Ruth in everything she does and runs the business from accounts to DIY and computer maintainance.His history includes a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and run his own software training company before joining the team at VisionCare Optometry. Active within York Ainsty Rotary being Immediate Past President, and shares in the 4 grandchildren.

Together Ruth and Colin own both VisionCare Optometry in York and Castleford and VisionCare Development based in the York premises.

Company Secretary


Samantha Harrison

Dispensing Optician

Samantha is a recent graduate from Bradford College with an FdSc in Ophthalmic Dispensing and currently completing her Pre-registration to be a Registered Dispensing Optician.

When she isn't chasing after her 2 kittens she enjoys listening to music, going for runs and cross stitching.

Company Secretary


Claire Glover



Claire is a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and worked previously in education, management and the performing arts. She brings a wealth of life experience to her work and an understanding of the challenges that bring clients to Visioncare Development. She offers counselling face to face providing a compassionate, non-judgemental space where clients can be truly heard. She believes that the client is at the heart of the work and her priority is always with you, helping you to find insight, clarity, understanding and fulfilment. In addition, Claire also works and supports parents as they navigate the journey of parenting providing a space for parents to explore what is going on for their child, how this is impacting and affecting them and helping find some clarity, understanding and support.

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