Career profile: Elaine Styles

The optometrist who set up an eye care charity for homeless people.

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Elaine Styles FCOptom

Current job?
Independent practitioner

Private practice, Vision Care for Homeless People


Describe your current role…
I spend most of my week in an independent practice in Kensington, where I have been for 25 years. It is a fantastic place to work: I have the clinical freedom to practise in the way I want, and access to amazing equipment. I also work at Moorfields in the contact lens clinic one day a week. The rest of the time I work in a voluntary capacity for Vision Care for Homeless People, a charity I helped set up 15 years ago.

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