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.
My profession as an Optometrist has taken me from my home roots in South Yorkshire to Cardiff where I first graduated in Optometry in 2011 and in more recent years to Surrey where I have settled with my family.
I very much enjoy the clinical side of Optometry and I further developed my specialist interests by achieving an MSc in Clinical Optometry focusing in particular on glaucoma, acute eye care, dry eye and medical retina.
Being able to make a difference in people’s vision and to provide preventative vision care to patients from children through to the elderly is very important to me. I am currently one of a handful of Optometrists nationally to accept direct referral from Cardiff University’s exclusive clinic that assists those with vision-related learning disabilities.
My experience spans across the full range of ophthalmology services including cataract, age-related macular degeneration, corneal disease and refractive surgery using advanced diagnostic equipment including the OCT retinal scan to detect and diagnose a broad range of ocular pathology.
Working at Gordon Turner Optometrists, I continue to develop my professional interests in a variety of areas particularly in contact lenses, dry eye management and Blepharitis and looking after the eye care needs of my patients.
When I’m not in the consulting room, you will most likely find me on the rugby field. Being a keen Rugby Union fan since my childhood, I get to carry out my longstanding passion for rugby as a player for Woking Rugby RUFC.