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

Michael Twamley

I joined Jack Brown Eyecare in 1986 as Managing Optician.
I'm interested in all aspects of Ophthalmics and have a broad knowledge in every area. I am happy to investigate news, lenses etc. for patients,and am a good listener for your optical problems.

Graduated from the now, Glasgow Caledonion University in 1983.
Started pre reg year in Oxford working with Ophthalmologists before moving back to Scotland.
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Fellow of the British Dispensing Opticians F.B.D.O.
Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing Dip.O.D.

Shaun Duffy

I Joined Jack Brown in 1996.
I have a broad spectrum interest in all aspects of Optometry with special interests in Contact Lenses, Diabetic Retinopathy and Paediatric Eyecare. 
Completed training in conjunction with PAEP regarding Diabetic Retinopathy and continue to provide childrens eyecare on behalf of the PAEP with the Lothian Orthoptic/ Optometry Partnership.

Graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University - BSc (Hons) in Optometry 1997.
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.

Kat Girdler

I have been with Jack Brown Eyecare since July 2006,but I Started working in my fathers' ( R. Barnett ) practice in 1990, age 15! I especially love testing children and the fitting of contact lenses. I have a particular interest in Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis and the involvement in eyes. I enjoy advising on the correct choice of frames and lenses.

Graduated at Glasgow Caledonian University, 1999 - BSc(HONS)
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.

Nigel Robinson

I have been with Jack Brown Eyecare since March 1993 after graduating at the University of Wales.
Special Interests; Contact Lenses, Ortho-Keratology, Child Eyecare, Paediatrics, Macular Degeneration.

Post graduate training in the Princess Alexandria Eye Pavilion of the RIE in Glaucoma, Cataract & Paediatrics
Graduate of the University of Wales, Cardiff - BSc (Hons)
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.

Gill Buchan

I started at Wester Hailes in 1992 and qualified F.B.D.O. 3 years later. I continue to enjoy all aspects of dispensing.

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

Karen Brand

I first joined Jack Brown Eyecare in February 1998 after qualifying the previous July. The best thing about being a Dispensing Optician is helping people out, solving problems, answering queries or creating a new look for someone. I like helping reflect personalities through eyewear choice, no matter how quirky. Everyday is different, which is great.

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

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