Bexhill optician retires after 44 successful years

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As Peter Stiles leafs through albums charting the growth of Barraclough and Stiles Opticians into a flourishing six-branch practice he looks back on a 44-year career in the profession he loves.

Peter retired yesterday (Thursday March 27) and his career has spanned technological development in ophthalmics he could hardly have envisioned when he entered it as a graduate.

It was a career which at times took him thousands of miles from his Western Road consulting room to help people in Malawi and Kenya who had walked for hours to have their first professional eye examination.


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