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 45 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 27 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. Her 15th trip is due in January 2019. In her spare time she has three small grandchildren nearby and supports the work of Riding Lights Theatre Company by hosting their actors while in York. 

Welcome to Vision Care Development

Why Vision Function is more than just 20 20                          

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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 grandchildren and a father of 99 years.

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


Dispensing Optician

Paula Burke FBDO

Ruth and Colin's daughter-in-law, Paula Burke (now Perrott), has been working with us since 2015. She brings with her excellent management and organisation skills. Paula handles the Brain Injury enquiries and can provide bespoke costings for your clients.

Victoria (Tori) Wareing

BSc (Hons) in Health Science, P.G.C.E,  MSc In Sport and Exercise Science. 

Movement Specialist and

Audio Therapist

Helen Savage

Audio Therapist

Tori has 28 years teaching and coaching experience and is qualified in teaching children from 8 weeks old  to post 16 years. Tori's background includes - Course and curriculum leader for the Physical Activity and Health Foundation Degree programme at Barnfield College and Luton University,  lecturer at Trinity All Saints College and Leeds Metropolitan University. With a passion for both teaching and gymnastics (Tori is a Level 3 Women's and Men's Artistic coach, Pre-school level 2 and Fun 4 babies coach, with British Gymnastics). Tori realised early in her career a link between movement, visual and learning development. Setting up her own company in 2014 - Gym Teenies Ltd. Nominated  by parents and the local community and winning a national award in Oct 2020, for 'Most loved physical activity /sport within the UK. Tori has continued her professional development over the years,  in Child Psychology and child cognitive development, Autism awareness, Occupational Therapy, registered Johansen  IAS Provider in auditory processing and Rhythmic Movement Training International member (level 1 &2). Tori is excited to have joined the Vision Care Development team, to use her experience and to further her knowledge and understanding for potential future research. 


Tori is also Paediatric First Aider, safeguarded and DBS cleared, to the highest standard. Most importantly, Tori is a mum to two children. 

Before joining the team at Visioncare Development, Helen worked as a teacher in a Specialist College for Communication and Interaction for children aged between 4-16 with moderate and complex needs. In this role she worked with parents to set students' IEP targets and ensure that they were supported in achieving them.

Helen had subject responsibility for Art but also taught PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Life Skills, Drama, Communication, Design Technology, English and Maths.

She is an enhanced Makaton practitioner and a registered Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation provider. She enjoys working with students of all ages to find creative ways to overcome barriers to achieving their potential.

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.