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.
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.
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.
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 qualified as an Optometrist in 2021.