ELDER STREET

Mon-Wed: 9am-5:30pm
Thursday: 9am-6:50pm
Friday: 9am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

⌂ ADDRESS

30 Elder Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3DX
(+44) 0131-557 3531
✉️ Email

WESTSIDE PLAZA

Mon-Wed: 9am-5:30pm
Thursday: 9am-6:50pm
Friday: 9am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

⌂ ADDRESS

Westside Plaza
Edinburgh, EH14 2SW
(+44) 0131-442 2333
✉️ Email

JUNIPER GREEN

Mon-Wed: 9am-5:30pm
Thursday: 9am-6:50pm
Friday: 9am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

⌂ ADDRESS

587A Lanark Rd
Edinburgh, EH14 5DA
(+44) 0131 458 5888
✉️ Email

Westside Plaza, Edinburgh

An Introduction to the staff members at our Westside Plaza Branch

Andrew Connell, IP Optometrist | Shareholder

Andy Connell, Optometrist

I qualified in 2008 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 and took up the role of General Manager. I now split my time between all three of our practices. I enjoy all aspects of working in an independent optician and look forward to continuing to provide excellent patient service and embracing industry innovation.

Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007 - BSc(Hons).
Independent Prescribing Specialty in 2023 - DipTp(IP).
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.


Barry Duncan, Dispensing Optician | Shareholder

Barry Duncan, Dispensing Optician

l joined the company in May 2021. I am a Past President of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), former practical examiner in the Level 6 Programme in Ophthalmic Dispensing and served as Deputy Chief Executive in the same membership organisation. Throughout my career I have developed a keen interest in paediatric dispensing and have delivered CET presentations in the UK, Europe, Malaysia, New Zealand and India.

Registered member of the General Optical Council.


Nigel Robinson, Snr Optometrist

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.


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.


Shaun Duffy, Optometrist

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.


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.


Jonathon Fotheringham, Dispensing Optician

Jonathon Fotheringham, Dispensing Optician

I started with Jack Brown Eyecare in September 2016 as a Receptionist and qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2021 with an Honours Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing. In the period of training and qualifying I have gained valuable experience of dispensing patients. I particularly enjoy selecting suitable frames that are stylish and appropriate for the visual demands of the customer. I continue to enjoy expanding my knowledge and improving my skills to enhance the patient's journey at the Opticians.

Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Fellow of the British Dispensing Opticians F.B.D.O.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Ophthalmic Dispensing Bsc (Hons).


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.


Haleigh Harper | Optometrist

I joined Jack Brown Eyecare in 2021. I qualified as an Optometrist in 2017 after graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2016. I have a specialist interest in paediatrics and additional needs, and in 2020 I gained the Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eyecare. I am currently undertaking the Independent Prescribing qualification and I am looking forward to using this to further enhance my work in independent practice.

Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017 - BSc(Hons).
Registered member of the General Optical Council.
Member of College of Optometrists - MCOptom.

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