ELDER STREET BRANCH

Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 6:50pm
Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm

ADDRESS

30 Elder Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3DX
Telephone: (+44) 0131-557 3531
Email: elderstreet@jbeyecare.com

WESTSIDE PLAZA BRANCH

Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 6:50pm
Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm

ADDRESS

Westside Plaza
Edinburgh, EH14 2SW
Telephone: (+44) 0131-442 2333
Email: westerhailes@jbeyecare.com

Westside Plaza, Edinburgh

An Introduction to the staff members at our Westside Plaza Branch

Shaun Duffy, Optometrist | Shareholder

Shaun Duffy, Optometrist | Shareholder

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.


Nigel Robinson, Optometrist | Shareholder

Nigel Robinson, Optometrist | Shareholder

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.


Andy Connell, Optometrist | General Manager

Andy Connell, Optometrist

I qualified in 2007 and have enjoyed various roles working between numerous companies in the Central Belt as an optometrist and providing domiciliary eye care. I joined Jack Brown Eyecare in 2013 as Manager in our Glasgow practice. I moved to Edinburgh full-time in March 2017 with the closure of the Glasgow branch and took up the role of General Manager. I now split my time between our two Edinburgh practices. I enjoy all aspects of working in an independent opticians and look forward to continuing to provide excellent patient service and embracing industry innovation.

Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007 - BSc(Hons).
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.


Kat Girdler, Optometrist

Kat Girdler, Optometrist

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.


Michael Twamley, Optician | Shareholder

Michael Twamley, Manager, Dispensing Optician | Shareholder

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 Caledonian 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.


Gill Buchan, Dispensing Optician

Gill Buchan, Dispensing Optician

I started at Wester Hailes in 1992 and qualified F.B.D.O. 3 years later. Although I continue to enjoy all aspects of dispensing, I love rising to the challenges of complex prescriptions and specialist paediatric dispenses.

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


Jill Fullerton, Dispensing Optician

I joined Jack Brown Eyecare in 2014, having gained a wealth of experience in both multiple and independent optical practices. This was enhanced through the supervising and tutoring of dispensing and optometry students at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with Dip HE in Ophthalmic Dispensing in 1997.
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Fellow of The Association of British Dispensing Opticians F.B.D.O.


Jonathon Fotheringham, Trainee Dispensing Optician

I started with Jack Brown Eyecare in September 2016 as a receptionist. In September 2018 I began the Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing through ABDO College with the ambition of being a fully qualified Dispensing Optician by June 2021.

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