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Extra Qualifications

We are pleased to announce that, in June this year, Dr Tony Gibson attained his Diploma in Therapeutics (Independent Prescribing). He is now able to prescribe medications for the treatment of eye-related conditions, which will save patients’ valuable time when seeking resolution of their eye problems.

Tony Gibson qualifications

The diploma has taken some time to complete, having consisted of online training, essays, case records, a two week placement at Sunderland Eye Infirmary and a common final exam in London.

Tony practices in both the Darlington and Horden practices and sees a number of patients with eye conditions under the NHS Minor Eye Conditions Assessment and Treatment Service (MECATS).

Ellis Leatherbarrow qualifications

Ellis Leatherbarrow, our managing director and principal optometrist, recently completed his Professional Certificate in Glaucoma from Cardiff University.

With online learning and practical assessments, Ellis passed with flying colours and can now use the affix Prof Cert Glauc to show he has an enhanced knowledge of the common eye disease.

Ellis practices in Darlington and Richmond and is part of the Ocular Hypertension Monitoring Service for County Durham and Darlington.

We are also proud to welcome our new optometrist Tim Boyling onto our team.

Congratulations to both Tony & Ellis!


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