Jane Smellie grew up in Hawarden, in Flintshire. Her involvement in eye care began at the age of 18 when she began to study optics at Aston University in Birmingham.
After leaving university, Jane gained valuable experience in opticians throughout the UK until she returned to her roots in 1994 to marry husband Angus at St Deiniol's.
In 1997 she set up her own practice in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The decision to 'go on her own' was based on her determination to push herself into all the different specialist optical fields to provide the best care for her patients. Jane's special interests include; Sports vision, Visual Stress, Specialist contact lens fitting, Lacrimal syringing, Shared care with local opthalmologists,dry eye etc. Whitchurch has grown into a very busy high street practice and its success is due, in part to Jane and her team's knowledge and expertise, but also because they pride themselves on the personal service they give to each patient.
Jane's philosophy of providing the very best in eye care led her to open further practices in Chester in 2007 and Wrexham in2009. In 2015 Jane moved the Chester practice to Hoole Road.
Jane was a longstanding member of the Shropshire Optical Society between 1997 and 2011, organising their annual conference and educational events. Jane now sits on the Cheshire LOC and Cheshire Primary Eyecare Company pushing forward the shared eyecare in Cheshire.
Jane enjoys dog walking, chicken keeping, playing hockey and spends much of her time taxiing her three children around the country!