David & I established Fendalton Eye Clinic in 1996. As an optometrist my role involves; examining patients’ in general clinics prior to their medical consultations with the ophthalmologist, conducting screening assessment clinics to check patients’ suitability for corrective laser eye treatments.
Examination, care and comanagement of post-operative laser patients. Training of technical staff, establishing protocols & procedures to ensure that as a team we deliver excellence in patient care. Coordination of research projects. Business administration.
I grew up in Canterbury. Graduated as an Optometrist from Auckland University in 1991. After graduation I worked as an Optometrist in the Eye Department at Auckland Hospital, which gave me exposure to interesting & challenging ophthalmic conditions. I then travelled to London, after a period of study & exams I gained the Member of British College of Optometrist qualification. I worked as an Optometrist in London and in the contact lens department of Moorfields Eye Hospital. We then moved to the USA where I was involved in ocular pathology & research. I then worked as an optometrist in private practice in Melbourne before returning to Christchurch in 1996.
We have five wonderful children. We enjoy spending time together walking the Canterbury foothills, biking, skiing & playing tennis.