Optician Qualifications and career path

Optician Qualifications and career path

How Simon Kleyn started his training and became an Optometrist:

Simon Kleyn our optician, his qualifications and career path are outlined below. Simon Kleyn BSc(Hons) MBCO is a Qualified MECS Optometrist with a Glaucoma Certificate. 

He obtained his Optometry degree at City University in 1984 at which time he studied in London and attended sessions at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the then London Refraction Hospital , now called the Institute of Optometry.

moorfields eye hospital for optical training
Moorfields eye hospital

After completing the degree course at City University he moved to the south coast to study under a supervision Optometrist to complete his training and studies. At this time he also attended Tooting eye clinic to gain further experience with different eye conditions.

Further training and education in Optometry during his career

In 1995 he attended Norwich eye clinic for further training in the assessment of  cataract patients after surgery.

In 2000 he studied remotely at Cardif University to qualify as a MECS practitioner. At this time he also completed a further post cataract surgery course and completed a Certificate in Glaucoma.

Cardiff university for further optical training
Cardiff university optometry department

Earls Colne practice purchase

The practice in Earls Colne near Halstead Essex was purchased in 1990 from an Ophthalmic Optician who retired. The practice needed a complete overhaul regarding the installation of new up to date equipment including an Optos ultra wide eye imaging laser camera, dispensing tools, computers and frame displays.

Frinton on Sea practice purchase

The practice in Frinton was purchased in 2000 after Simon Kleyn had been working as a locum Optometrist in the Medical Eye Centre in Frinton.

The newly purchased practice again needed a complete equipment update including another purchase of an Optos ultra wide eye imaging laser camera and a new photo slit lamp microscope.

We now offer minor eye care assessments in both practices.

Slit lamp microscope with camera attachment show an eye
Slit lamp microscope showing and eye image

Fraser Kleyn BSc

His son Fraser passed his final university exams for Optometry in 2020 and is now studying under a supervision Optometrist to complete his training and studies. He should be qualified as an Optometrist in 2021.

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When To See Simon Kleyn Optician - Optometrist

Make an appointment for an eye test / examination if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or flashes of light, sudden eye pain, or sudden headache, call us straight away. 

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Optometrist In Frinton On Sea & Earls Colne
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