Davin Quinn, store director at Specsavers Antrim, has enhanced his services to local customers following successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Medical Retina from Ulster University.

Increased knowledge

Accredited by the College of Optometrists, the qualification delivers greatly increased knowledge and clinical skills relating to common medical retina conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Beneficial to customers

Davin Quinn says: ‘Our aim in Specsavers is to provide the most comprehensive eye care service as is possible. It is therefore very important that we continuously enhance our skills, gain new knowledge and adapt the most up-to-date approaches to eye health care practice.

'This qualification focused on screening, referral and treatment pathways and interpretation of OCT images. Given the easy accessibility of Specsavers, it will be extremely beneficial to our customers as it enhances my ability to make accurate and appropriate referral decisions with regards to medical retina conditions.’

Hands-on experience

The 20-week course was taught by optometrists and ophthalmologists with expertise in the area of medical retina. Participants also attended Cathedral Eye Clinic in Belfast to allow hands-on experience in the use of specialist equipment for retinal imaging and practical demonstrations of clinical competencies.

16 years’ experience

Specsavers in Castle Mall, Antrim has been serving customers since 2012. The store is owned and operated by director, Davin Quinn, who has over 16 years’ experience as an optometrist. Davin also holds the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, the WOPEC Minor Eye Conditions Services Level 2 and WOPEC Cataracts Level 1.

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