About JB Eyecare Staff
These pages will provide you with useful information about JB Eyecare staff members

Scott Brown

After working for four years as a Scuba Diving Instructor Scott started working in the business in 1996 on a part time basis whilst he studied at Glasgow Caledonian University. Scott qualified first as a Dispensing Optician and then as an Optometrist. He is based in Elder Street and also works at the Princess Alexandria Eye Pavilion once a week, currently in the A&E clinic.

His main interest within optometry is contact lenses. Scott is involved in fitting and training other optometrists in the use of specialist contact lenses, such as Nocturnalens. He also fits contact lenses on behalf of the NHS managing patients with keratoconus, aphakes and prosthetic contact lenses. He enjoys the challenge of giving the best optical correction for people with specialist needs.

PAEP posting weekly since 2004 - Acute Referal Clinic, Corneal Clinic, Post Cataract Clinic.

Graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University - BSc (Hons) in Optometry 2004.
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.

Gillian Shanks

Originally from Northern Ireland I studied at City University in London and gained a BSc ( Hons ) in Optometry and Visual Science and registered with the GOC in 1987. I worked in England and New Zealand before moving to Edinburgh and joining Jack Brown Eyecare in 1989.

I have worked as a sessional optometrist at the Eye Pavilion for over 18 yrs and am involved in paediatric eyecare with the orthoptists and ophthalmologists. I was also involved in establishing orthoptic clinics for children in the Practice (Lothian Orthoptic / Optometry Partnership) and have been involved in shared care clinics with the Eye Pavilion for Diabetes and Cataracts. I also served on the Scottish Committee of Optometrists and have been treasurer of the Lothian Optical Committee.

Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.

Alan Rattray

I joined Jack Brown Eyecare as Elder Street practice manager having a good working knowledge of all aspects of modern spectacle dispensing ensuring patients they can be confident of receiving the most suitable solution for their optical needs. My areas of special interest in optics include keeping abreast of the latest developments in varifocal lens design along with childrens' and sports eyewear.

Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Fellow of the British Dispensing Opticians F.B.D.O.
Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing Dip.O.D.

John MacDonald

I joined Jack Brown Eyecare in 2005.
Because I am a keen motorist and classic car owner, any optical product including lenses, which enhance the driving experience, are of special interest to me. This of course leads to my other interest ie. any sports eye wear particularly relating to cycling.

I gained my dispensing diploma at Caledonian University 1990 and FBDO from ABDO during 1991-2005
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Fellow of the of British Dispensing Opticians FBDO.

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