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Eye Care Providers - Optometrists

 Non Contact Tonometry - Matheson Optometrists

There are approximately 10000 optometrists in UK, practicing in independant clinical optometry practices such as Matheson Optometrists, within the Hospital Eye Service, university research and multiple optical stores such as Optical Express, Boots and Specsavers.

The following optometrists work with Andrew Matheson in the Matheson Optometrists group:-

 

Claire Matheson

Malcolm Maciver

Brodie Wainwright

Darlynn Yap

 

Our Optometrists specialise in Ocular Surface Disease(OSD) such as Dry Eye, Blepharitis, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, other anterior segment disorders, Glaucoma and Retinal conditions such as Age Related Macular Degeneration(ARMD or AMD)

puntal plug fitting dilation - Matheson Optometrists

 

Dilating the punta prior to fitting a puntctal plug to treat dry eye

Optometrists in a clinical practice situation diagnose and often treat ocular disease and co-manage patients with conditions such as Glaucoma with local hospitals, as well as performing refraction (working out your spectacle prescription), orthoptics (evaluating and treating binocular vision status), contact lens fitting etc, the more basic functions of the optometrist that normally spring to the mind of the man in the street.

tearscope patients view - Matheson Optometrists
tearscope patients view

In addition most optometrists perform most of the duties of a dispensing optician, such as dispensing spectacles, are able to perform and evaluate Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans, Retinal Photography, Tearscope etc. Most of our optometrists are also able to manufacture spectacles in our in-house spectacle workshops when required.

OCT scan cystic changes
OCT Scan of the Macula showing Cystic Changes

Some of our Optometrists have further training in advanced Orthoptic techniques and Therapeutic Procedures, Ocular Disease Management and specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia. Matheson Optometrists also are able to treat Colour Blindness with special therapeutic Chromagen contact lenses. Andrew Matheson holds clinics at a local hospital eye department where he performs intra-vitreal injection treatment for wet macular degeneration and other retinal conditions. This helps keep the waiting list down enabling people to recieve treatment quickly enough for it to be effective. see video