Meet The Team 

Welcome to Visual Answers Optometrists

Here are the experts who will warmly welcome you and look after you when you visit our practice. We pride ourselves in personalised and friendly client care, so if you wish to find out a little more about the team, please read our bios below:

Mohammed Bhojani BSc (Hons) MC Optom

Mohammed is our founding Optometrist and Managing Director. He was born and brought up in Newcastle and is a passionate Geordie who lives and breathes the trials and tribulations of ‘The Toon’. He is also a keen listener of podcasts on a variety of subjects. He enjoys watching Romcoms on Netflix with his with wife.

Area of Speciality: General Optometry and Visual Processing 

Kazim Bhojani BSc (Hons) MC Optom

Our Optometrist Kazim loves to travel and has visited 9 countries in the last 2 years including Nepal, Indonesia and Costa Rica. He has a passion for ensuring there are good standards of eye care across the globe. He has helped to develop the first eye care department in rural North Pakistan supporting a local charity!


Area of Speciality: Dry Eye Management

Shehn Lali BSc (Hons) MC Optom

Prof Cert Glaucoma, Prof Cert Medical Retina 

Our Optometrist Shehn enjoys sports, especially badminton and is a keen gamer. He often travels to America to see his brother in Ohio. He is a fan of Joe Rogan’s podcasts and loves going out for Thai food with his fiancée.


Area of Speciality: Medical Retina, Glaucoma and Visual Stress Assessments

Kunal Pandya BSc (Hons)

Our Optometrist Kunal likes staying fit and healthy by playing tennis, going to the gym and running around after his two children.  In a previous life, He used to teach Shotokan Karate holding a 1st Dan black belt. Kunal appreciates and is considered a connoisseur of a good coffee!


Area of Speciality: Retinal Pathology and Contact Lenses

Ashleigh Gegan

Practice Manager and Dispensing Optician

Ashleigh likes keeping fit on her spin bike and participating in cardio tennis. She also enjoys spending time with family and carrying out renovations to her really old cottage. She loves the Dorset coast and is hoping to walk all 630 miles of the South West coast path.

Lauren Smith

Assistant Manager

Lauren loves travelling to America and has visited 14 out of the 50 states but plans to visit many more! She’s a big Disney fan who also enjoys reading crime fiction and gardening in her greenhouse where she grows a wide variety of chillies!

Lucy Watts

Ophthalmic Dispenser

Lucy likes cross stitch, drawing caricature style portraits, listening to podcasts about the super-natural and participating in pub quizzes. Lucy is a great cook and her favourite meal to make is a Sunday Roast with all the trimmings!

Samantha Stretton

Ophthalmic Dispenser


Sam enjoys walks in the countryside with her chocolate Cocker Spaniel Harley and spending time with her two children. She is an amateur astronomer and is often found stargazing through her telescope or visiting The Space Centre in Leicester.

Chris Wakelin–Brooks

Ophthalmic Dispenser


Chris likes to play the piano and his favourite composer is Bach. When not playing the piano, he can be found gaming or cooking Thai food, particularly Thai Green Curry! Chris also loves the great outdoors, especially on glamping holidays across the U.K.

Minal Jethwa-Bhatt

Optical Assistant


Minal enjoys travelling, especially to Nairobi in Kenya where she grew up. She also likes reading, eating spicy food (she puts chilli powder on everything!) and spending time with her Zuchon, Patch. Minal is also a certified nail technician and creates beautiful designs for friends and family.