M E E T . O U R . T E A M

Dermot Keogh BSc (Hons) MCOptom ProfCertGlauc

Co-Owner/ Specialist Optometrist

Dermot Keogh is a Specialist Optometrist with over 25 years of experience in both hospital and private practice in Gloucestershire. Dermot is also a Specialist Glaucoma Optometrist for the local NHS hospital eye clinics.

Dermot acquired Keith Holland Opticians in 2016 and has now assembled a team of leading professionals who are providing the highest level of expertise across all aspects of eyecare.

Outside of work Dermot enjoys golf, occasional surfing on the Cornwall coastline and is a keen rugby supporter.

Joanna Keogh BSc (Hons), DipBCNH, MBANT, CNHC

Co-Owner/Registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner

Joanna qualified as a Nutritional Therapist with distinction from the British College of Nutrition & Health (BCNH) and is registered with the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and the Complementary Natural Health Council (CNHC). She is also a graduate of the Institute of Functional Medicine AFMCP.
Joanna offers one to one consultations to help clients optimise their health and wellbeing through personalised nutritional and lifestyle programs.

Sidhant K. Maher BA (Hons) FBDO

Practice and Marketing Manager

Sid is the Practice Manager and Senior Dispensing Optician at Keith Holland.

Sid has experience across different optical platforms including hospital, low vision clinics, vision charities and various optical chains.

Sid also holds a BA Hons in Marketing and is responsible for sourcing unique eyewear, cutting edge ophthalmic lenses, brand strategy and executing marketing initiatives.

James C. Turner B.Optom (Hons) MBABO Prof.Cert.Med.Ret

Specialist Behavioural Optometrist

James is an accredited Behavioural Optometrist listed on the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO). James regularly carries out assessments following referrals from schools, Educational Psychologists and Occupational Therapists. James is also experienced in all aspects of routine Optometry, contact lenses and dispensing. In his spare time, he enjoys training and competing in middle distance triathlons.

Ankur Trivedi BSc (Hons) MCOptom Dip(Tp)IP Prof.Cert.Glauc Prof.Cert.Med.Ret

Specialist Optometrist

Ankur is a Specialist Optometrist at Keith Holland Opticians and also works one day per week as a Specialist Glaucoma Optometrist for the local NHS hospital eye clinics. Ankur’s specialism includes both the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma and the Diploma in Independent Prescribing. In the wider professional community, Ankur is an AOP council member and a LOC member.

Hannah Shelley FBDO

Dispensing Optician

Hannah is our resident Dispensing Optician. She has a great eye for detail and is equipped with a great working knowledge of ophthalmic lens and frame design. Hannah is also a keen surfer and loves skiing!


Front of House

Abbie is usually the first person to welcome you into the practice. She is responsible for the smooth running of our clinics and front of house; making sure you feel welcome, relaxed and settled in for your appointment. Abbie holds a MA in Photography and loves taking pictures of the practice for social media! Outside of work she enjoys landscape and editorial photography.


Front of House & Social Media

Summer is our social media lead, ensuring that our patients are kept up to date with the latest practice news! In 2023 Summer has progressed to frame styling and advice, she still maintains her role as Front of House, working alongside Abbie.



Laura is responsible for the invoicing, finance and facilities aspects of the practice. Laura provides the backbone support to ensure that our patients receive the very best service. Outside the practice, Laura has a love for nature, hiking and gardening.

Austin Timoney (BSc MSc CS RHAD)


Austin has extensive experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults and children with hearing loss. Austin began his Audiology career by working for the NHS for 8 years, before joining Keith Holland Opticians. Austin is dual-registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Scientist and Hearing Aid Dispenser.

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