Meet the team

The Optometrists

Christopher Hall FBOA FSMC 

– C.E.Hall Optometrists was established by Optometrist Christopher Hall. With over 40 years experience as an Optometrist he has become one of the most respected members of the Optical community bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our patients and other team members. 

Peter McNeill Bsc (Hons) MCOptom 

– Peter has been part of the team since 2009 with over twelve years experience including practicing as a resident optometrist at Plymouth Hospital among other highly regarded independent opticians. 

The Dispensing Opticians 

Benedict Hall FBDO Bsc (Hons) 

– Following in Christophers footsteps Ben qualified dispensing optician and joined the family practice in 1999. Ben offers a vast knowledge of spectacle lenses enabling him to find our patients the best possible lenses to achieve the best possible vision. Over the years he has gained a very loyal following, with patients coming back time after time just for his friendly service and expertise. 

 Katie Hack FBDO 

– Katie joined us in 2011, and now has over 9 years experience in optics. Sponsored and supervised by Christopher Hall and Peter McNeill she studied for three years and in 2014 qualified as a dispensing optician and earned the suffix FBDO. Katie takes a keen interest in the latest eyewear trends, and by applying this to the dispensing experience can provide each patient with their own unique individual style along with fantastic vision. 

 Shona Dance FBDO 

– Shona joined the team in 2008 as a fully qualified dispensing optician with over 14 years experience in optics. She is very warm and kind in her approach and is particularly skilled in pediatric dispensing, along with her experience working in practice she is a great asset to our team. 


Sheila Price

– Sheila joined our reception team in November 2015 with over 20 years experience in optics, training as a Dispensing Optician before moving on to train staff herself for a large multiple opticians. She is the first person you see when you enter the practice and with her skills and knowledge she makes a great asset to our team, making the practice run smoothly and efficiently.