Holly joined the Practice as a Pre-registration Optometrist in July 2014 after graduating from Aston university with a 2:1 degree in Optometry. Successfully completed the College of Optometrists Final Examinations October 2015 to become fully qualified. Her role includes eye examinations, contact lens fitting & aftercare, performing supplementary tests (eg visual fields, OCT scans and eye pressure) and checking/setting up spectacles prior to collection.
Registered with the General Optical Council; number 01-29194/Q79
Post Graduate Examination success Sept 2016
Holly has been successful in achieving the Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) post-graduate qualification (Part I and 2). This is a rigorous examination sat at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London. The examiners were looking for evidence that the theory behind these conditions is understood and this knowledge can be applied in a practical clinical setting.
This examination covered in an online examination and practical assessment the following conditions:
Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye, Flashes & Floaters, Sudden loss of vision, Red eye, Cornea & Corneal Foreign Bodies
Charity work in Africa May 2017
Holly is taking time out of Practice to provide eye care in Ethiopia during the first two weeks of May 2017 with the charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). There she will be conducting eye examinations and dispensing recycled spectacles. Holly’s trip has been funded by the Practice and wil contribute towards the goal of VAO that, “no one lives in poverty because of poor eyesight; no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty”. When Holly returns from Africa we will update you about her work to help those with poor sight overseas. Thank you to everyone who has donated used spectacles over the last 25 years. It is estimated that more than twenty thousand pairs have been collected at D J Dunstone’s during this time and forwarded to VAO. The Practice will continue to collect used spectacles and so if you have any that are no longer required please do drop them off at 3 Queen Street. For more information about VAO click here.