Woodseats Team

Our practice at 857 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield is staffed by an experienced and enthusiastic team that provides a range of services including eye examinations,contact lens advice and fitting,  retinal photography and 3D imaging with the latest Topcon OCT 2000.

meet the team


Alex Gage, Optometrist 

AT WORK, Alex tests eyes, conducts glaucoma screening, advises athletes on sports vision and is involved in the PEARS project for acute eyecare referrals. He is increasingly involved in helping young people to control myopia.

OUTSIDE WORK, Alex is a member of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Council and enjoys competing in triathlons and Thursday evenings at the pub with the lads.

Sarah Gage, Optometrist

AT WORK, Sarah tests eyes and fits contact lenses.

OUTSIDE WORK, Sarah is “Snowy Owl” at Brownies, plays netball and badminton and enjoys looking after and riding Dylan, a gorgeous 7 year old Welsh Cob.



Cara, Manager


Cara has been with Alex Gage Optometrists for eighteen years and is responsible for glazing, dispensing, appointments, and takes on any jobs Alex wishes to delegate!


Cara & her husband have two daughters, Winnie (age 4) & Mabel (age 2) They also have a Scottish Terrier, three chickens, and keep African lake fish. This keeps her busy! Cara enjoys walking in her spare time. She also really enjoys planning and cooking meals.


Rachel, Optical Assistant 

AT WORK, Rachel has been with Alex since he bought the practice in 1996 and is responsible for booking patients in, accounts, dispensing and glazing.

OUTSIDE WORK, animal lover Rachel enjoys walking rescue dogs, fine food and foreign travel.


Kate, Optical Assistant

AT WORK, Kate looks after reception, and is quickly learning to dispenses glasses and glaze spectacles.

OUTSIDE WORK, Kate enjoys spending time with her young son Joshua and partner Chris when he’s home on leave from the army. They have a boisterous staffie called duke. She also likes to socialise with friends.


Sadie, Apprentice Optical Assistant

AT WORK, Sadie joined us as work experience and enjoyed it so much she has joined us as an apprentice with college one day a week. She will be learning how to look after reception, dispenses glasses and glaze spectacles.

OUTSIDE WORK, likes to do outdoor activities such as walking and playing sports, including netball every week. She likes to play musical instruments such as guitar piano and drums. As well as spending time with family and friends and pet dog Bess.

opening hours and how to find us
We are open
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
How to find us Click here to find us and get directions
857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, Sheffield S8 0SQ
You can also use the telehone 0114 274 8582
Skype: alexgageoptom_woodseats
and e mail woodseats@alexgagevision.co.uk


In May 2017, the Woodseats practice underwent a fabulous refit – take a look at the gallery of images below to see how good it looks.

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