Neil started his career in optics in 1980 with Rayners who were one of the multinational companies. He qualified as a dispensing optician in 1984 and went on to manage practices in Grantham, Beeston (Nottinghamshire) and Harrogate. By the early 1990′s he had decided to further his optical career through further study of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians contact lens qualification. During this period Neil worked for BP Ryder, an independent practitioner in Barnsley. During this period Neil was involved full time in fitting contact lenses. By 1995 he had decided to leave the comfort of employment and work for himself.


Over the next ten years Neil worked as a contact lens optician as a partner in Contact Lens Services (Leeds). He also worked at a Huddersfield Royal Infirmary fitting all varieties of contact lenses including Keratoconus, GP Toric, Multifocals and Soft lenses of all descriptions.

In 2005 Neil decided to go to Bradford University to study optometry. He qualified as an optometrist in 2006. After completing his pre registration year with H Dickinson, Doncaster, he became a partner in 2007. In 2012 Neil became the owner of the H Dickinson Practice.

Neil A Taylor  MCOptom BSc Hons FBDO CL

Debbie Hick and Pauline Waddington have a combined 70+ years working for H Dickinson & Co Ltd. Both can be found behind reception most days at H Dickinson & Co Ltd.


Mrs Hick has an uncanny ability to recall patients names as they walk through the door so dont be surprised if you are greeted by your name - sometimes even when you may not have been in since your last appointment.


Mrs Waddington is our longest serving member of staff. In recent years she has developed a passion for collecting coats and shoes. In her spare time she is an avid member of the Warmsworth 'ladies club' and is a keen avid fan of bingo nights(If Jas will take her)