Paul Verity

Director and Lens Expert

How long have you been working at Paul Verity Opticians?

Since day one! April 1991, 27 years!

Which branch do you work at?

Ilkley predominantly.

List your qualifications

Fellow Association of British Dispensing Opticians, FBDO.

What are you sunglasses/glasses of choice?

Prodesign Varilux 'S' Eyecode Prevencia with Transitions Green

What would you say is your favourite place to go in Ilkley / Shipley / Otley?

Ilkley - JD Cycles
Otley - Chevin Cycles
Shipley - Ellis Briggs Cycles

Can you see a pattern developing here!

What's the most important thing you've learnt whilst working at Paul Verity Opticians?

You never know who and what enquiry will walk through the door next
The customer is always right
Patience is a virtue

What do you like to do when you're not working at Paul Verity Opticians?

Cycling, eating out and city breaks.

What are your life achievements?

My wife Susan and two sons, Eliott and Leo. Setting up and achieving 25 years serving the public in Shipley, Otley and Ilkley through Paul Verity Opticians

Do you have a nickname?

"PeeVee" at school

What's your guilty pleasure?

Bike parts

What would name the autobiography of your life?

"I lived a self-fulfilling prophecy" (deep!)

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Albums more than singles. Parallel Lines - Blondie. Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder

Who is your famous/celebrity hero or heroine?

Singer Tom Waits. Rugby League Player Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos). Louis Theroux

What would you say is your greatest achievement?

Founding Paul Verity Opticians. My first 100 mile bike ride in 2014