About Us


Welcome to Royles Opticians, an independent practice in Longton, Stoke on Trent, which has served the local community since 1965.

We are accredited optometrists with the North Staffordshire Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service, the Direct Access Cataract Referral Scheme and the Children's Shared Care Scheme with University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

As independent opticians, we are very much a part of the community and offer a comprehensive range of services to meet the needs of local people. We are also committed to providing you with the highest standards of professional eyecare and good value for money combined with a friendly, personal service.

Chris Royle, one of the founding partners, retired in 2007 and the practice name was changed in Autumn 2010.

The practice continues to thrive under the ownership of Sue Cutts and Delia Cliffe.

Sue Cutts Delia Cliffe

Sue Cutts qualified as an optometrist in 1980 after graduating from Bradford University in 1979. She joined the practice in 1986.

She is also secretary for the South Staffordshire Optical Society.


Delia Cliffe qualified as an optometrist in 1982 after graduating from City University London and joined the practice in 1996 and became a partner in 1999.

She has a broad range of experience, both in optical practice and hospital eye clinics.


Also employed at the practice are:


Neil Horn BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Sophia McCubbin BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Steven Raju BSc(Hons) MCOptom

All our optometrists are University trained and are members of the British College of Optometrists and registered with the General Optical Council.

When you make an appointment for your eye examination you will know which of the fully qualified optometrists (ophthalmic opticians) will be looking after you.

If you need spectacles you will be given a further explanation of the different options available by our fully qualified dispensing opticians.

Dispensing Opticians

Alletha Highfield FBDO
Andrew Lodge FBDO

All our dispensing opticians are fully qualified and registered with the General Optical Council.

They advise on frame and lens choice and are also responsible for frame purchasing and quality control in the practice.


Jenny, Louise, June and Kathleen.