Daniel qualified from Anglia Ruskin University in 2004. He is currently managing director of an Independent Optometrists in Cambridge and practices for the hospital eye service. He has also worked as a visiting clinician at Anglia. Daniel is an active member of the local optical committee, is involved in a shared care diabetic retinopathy screening service, direct cataract referral service and glaucoma triage. Along with a commitment to evidence based clinical optometric practice, Daniel has a keen interest in the effects of artists vision in the interpretation of art history. Daniel sits on the Membership and Standards Committee.
Immediate Past President and current Board Chairman
Cindy is Consultant Optometrist in the Department of Optometry at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and also lectures at the University of Manchester. Cindy is a College examiner, a College Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Kamlesh is an optometrist who graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University and after passing his Professional Qualifying Exams embarked on a PhD entitled Accommodation and Flicker at Manchester University. After his PhD he remained at Manchester University lecturing in a variety of topics including Instrumentation, Binocular Vision, Statistics, Ocular Pathology and Children’s Vision. His research interests were directed toward visual performance in older people and in particular driving at night.
Whilst at Manchester University Kamlesh also managed the Professional Services programme for Undergraduates and Pre-registration Optometrists for Dollond and Aitchison till 2009 and sat on the Professional Services Board. Since 2009 Kamlesh has been working at THE VISION CARE INSTITUTE®, UK. The institute is a facility dedicated to providing innovative hands-on education in a state-of-the-art facility unique in the UK. Kamlesh is now the Director of THE VISION CARE INSTITUTE®, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd in Europe, Middle East and Africa overseeing 5 institutes in the region.
Kamlesh has been involved with examining and assessing for the College of Optometrists and was a Chief Examiner. Within the College he has held a variety of positions including Vice Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the Research Committee and Chair of the Board of Trustees. Kamlesh is the current President of the College of Optometrists and a Patron of Fight for Sight.
Rob is a College past President and is now the College Treasurer. He is also a member of the GOC and a founder Board member of the European Academy of Optometry & Optics. He is the Managing Director of iCare Consulting Ltd. (providing clinical, technical and professional services and advice to the optical sector) and the Vice President of Operations for PowerPractice.
Francesca is a self-employed optometrist working in the West Midlands/Warwickshire area, for both multiple and independent practices. She has previously worked as a part time lecturer/clinical demonstrator at Aston University. Francesca works at the "Midland Eye Institute" in their refraction clinics. She has recently been appointed secretary to the Warwickshire LOC and is an AOP Councillor for the Midlands.
Hal is Chairman of FODO Scotland and a member of Glasgow Area Optometric Committee. He works part-time as a locum Optometrist in Glasgow, and although providing general eye care, he is particularly interested in Diabetic Eye disease, Macular Degeneration, and Dry Eye Management. He is past Chair of Optometry Scotland and continues to be closely involved with their work in professional development and legislative negotiations.
Lay Advisory Panel - Chairman
John Thompson was formerly a Civil Servant working with Ministers to develop and implement their policies. He spent much of his career at the Department of Health where, among other posts, he was Head of the Primary Care Division that included policy onthe non-medical primary care professions (optometrists, dentists and pharmacists). Other senior posts dealt with NHS Reform, AIDS, and the use of medicines in the NHS. Later, at the Home Office he was head of the Crime Prevention Agency and the Crime Reduction Unit. At the Health and Safety Executive he was head of the Chemicals Policy Division. At present he is a Non-Executive Director of the Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust and he was Clerk of the Independent Inquiry into a Professional Body for Pharmacy.
Following graduation from City University, London Joy Myint has had a diverse career having worked as an optometrist in High Street practice (employed, franchisee, domiciliary and laser eye surgery), the HES, for ITV PLC, as a PCT optometric advisor, for City and Islington College, as an external assessor for Canterbury Christ Church University and ABDO College and for the RNIB and UK Vision Strategy. She is currently a Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at City University, London, an Examiner and Assessor for the College of Optometrists, an examiner for WECI/WOPEC, a tutor for Alliance Boots, a Senior Associate Lecturer with Clearview Training, Faculty Tutor with The Vision Care Institute, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd UK and an International Visual Impairment Classifier for the IPC. She is a member of the Ophthalmic Public Health Research Group at City University, the Glaucoma Special Interest Group, and the Glaucoma Alliance; and is an external reviewer for three journals. She was the fourth person to be awarded the Fellowship by Portfolio by the College of Optometrists.