We all like to know who is actually looking after us within a business. Your visit to your local Optometrists in Hailsham is no different and can be somewhat confusing with all the different types of people who work within a practice. One of the main people you will see when you come in will be one of our optometrists.
Who is an Optometrist?
An Optometrist is the primary provider of vision care. They have completed a degree in Optometry and have spent a minimum of 4 years in study before qualifying. They are registered with the General Optic Council who oversee standards and codes of practice within the profession. An optometrist can examine and diagnose vision difficulties or diseases of the eye. They can test and prescribe spectacles or contact lenses and other medical treatments.
Some Optometrists choose to specialise and undertake further training and qualifications. A prescribing Optometrist can prescribe medications for the treatment of various eye conditions and has become an ‘eye GP’ in effect. Other specialities can include Paediatrics including School Vision, Glaucoma and Medical Retina including Age Related Macula Degeneration.
Please note: Anthony is a fully qualified Prescribing Optometrist in addition to being a Hospital Specialist Optometrist. Amanda is a fully qualified School Vision Childrens Specialist Practitioner in addition to her normal roles.
We are also privileged to have Mr Shahram Kashani, lead Consultant Ophthalmologist at East Sussex NHS trust. Mr Kashani specialises in the diagnosis, management and treatment of retinal diseases. If you need to see our ophthalmologist, then please get in touch.