Vicki purchased Hassocks Eyecare Centre in May 2012 but had been working here part time prior to taking over. She qualified as an optometrist in 1993 having spent a year at Exeter Eye Hospital. She then worked in independent practice in Sussex and Back in Exeter before settling at Eyesite Optometrists in Brighton in 1995. For over 16 years Vicki held several positions within the local NHS and optician community including chair of the East Sussex Local Optical Committee. In April 2015 Vicki started working in the Ophthalmology department’s retinal clinic at Princess Royal Hospital.