Introducing our team
The quality of our team has a direct impact upon the quality of the services and care that we provide. We ensure that our Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians are fully qualified and registered with the General Optical Council so that you can rest assured that you are being looked after by highly trained professionals.
Our staff have a wealth of experience and a genuine commitment to helping our clients get the best possible service and care to ensure they find the ideal solution for their visual requirements or concerns. The team includes two Optometrists, a Dispensing Optician Manager, a Dispensing Optician and support staff.
I qualified as an Optometrist in 1983 having studied Optometry and Visual Science at City University in London.
With over 30 years’ experience in Optometry my interest in the profession started from a young age as my father was an Optometrist running his own independent practice, in fact this very practice. He was always an inspiration and I learnt a huge amount from him in the provision of care of patients and their visual needs.
I enjoy all aspects of Optometry with a keen interest in complex clinical cases. The sense of sight is fascinating but also very complex. As the world of optometry is constantly developing with new technology, I continually invest in the latest diagnostic equipment so as to be able to provide detailed clinical information about your eyes and their health. My experience in clinical investigations and assessments for ocular diseases, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and myopia control ranges over many years.
I also have a particular interest in taking referrals for patients requiring specialist contact lenses including Keratoconus and Orthokeratology. The satisfaction of being able to help clients see so much more clearly is enormous. Over the years I have been invited by leading contact lens companies to participate in discussion groups and to take part in new product trials before the lenses are introduced to the British market.
Outside of the practice, I have previously been Chairman of the Surrey Optical Society and Secretary of the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Local Optical Committee as well as having spoken on our local radio station on eye health care.
Many of you will have seen Richard over the past 3 years to have your eyes tested and may have learnt about his love for cricket and Australia.
Richard and his family have decided to emigrate to Australia in the first quarter of 2019 so has sadly left our employment at the end of December 2018 to pursue his family’s dream.
We warmly wish Richard and his family well in their plans.
We are currently recruiting to find Richard’s replacement, however before his replacement starts Ross Turner will be able to see you for all your eye care and contact lens needs and for any advice you may require.