Advanced qualifications for local optician
Customers visiting their local Specsavers stores in Spalding and Bourne will now receive even more specialised services after the optometrist director has gained advanced qualifications in glaucoma.
Optometrist director for both stores, Neil Stradling, has achieved the College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma. This builds on his prior accreditation in minor eye conditions (MECs) and certificate in glaucoma from the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre.
Providing expert services to the local community
Fellow store director, Ian Stradling, said: 'Neil is now our glaucoma guru; he is an expert in this area and continues to be a real asset to customers facing optical health issues. We’re proud to offer such specialised services at no extra charge.
'It underlines our commitment to staff training and development, as well as offering the best quality service to our local community. Becoming qualified in this area allows us to help ease the NHS burden by offering clinics for conditions that would otherwise mean a trip to the GP.'
The optometry team have been gaining advanced qualifications in many common optical conditions in order to offer the specialised clinics for MECs on behalf of the NHS.
Anyone suffering from flashers or floaters on the eye, watery eye, red eye, eye pain or discomfort, mild trauma, a foreign body in the eye, recent on-set of double vision or recent on-set of reduction in vision, can make use of the stores’ walk-in clinics.