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Mr R Longhurst BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO
is a Consultant Optometrist and former Dispensing Optician. He is an Optometrist with Special Interest (OPwSI) in Ophthalmology and specialises in private eye examinations, visual processing assessments and neuro-optometric rehabilitation, ocular hypertension and glaucoma, and dry eye. He also has expertise in ocular nutrition and refractive surgery. He is registered with the General Optical Council under number 01-28534.
Mr Longhurst is currently studying for a doctorate at Aston University, Birmingham and has an academic paper published in Optometry & Visual Performance, an international peer-reviewed journal that is dedicated to the functional, developmental, behavioural, and vision therapy aspects of optometry.
Specialising in neuro-optometry, a field of vision care that combines neurology and optometry to assess how the brain processes information, he sees patients with visual migraine and dyslexia-type reading difficulties. He has developed a unique prescribing system for spectral and mesh filters for these conditions. In addition, Mr Longhurst is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, a US based organisation dedicated to advancing the art and science of rehabilitation of people with neurological and cognitive impairments. He has had patients from as far as Saudi Arabia come visit him for his opinion.
Mr Longhurst is an Optometrist with a Special Interest (OPwSI) in Ophthalmology and, having completed the necessary training at Central Middlesex Hospital, provides additional ophthalmology services to the NHS. Specifically, Mr Longhurst sees glaucoma patients under the auspices of consultant ophthalmologists, making decisions on whether patients are at risk of sight loss and taking steps to prevent it.
Further training by Mr CT Pillai saw Mr Longhurst become an Advanced Vision Care partner, further enabling him to see pre and post operative refractive surgery patients on behalf of ophthalmic surgeons.
He holds the Freedom of the City of London and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
Areas of interest
neuro-optometry; visual processing; dyslexia; migraine; dry eye; BlephEx; punctal plugs; glaucoma follow-up; ocular hypertension; ocular nutrition; eye examinations
- Charlotte Lester
- 86-90 Paul Street London EC2A 4NE
- 020 3369 7570
- 020 3369 4757
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers
Longhurst RJ. Is there a common aetiology for dyslexia, visual stress, and pattern glare? Optom Vis Perf 2017;5(2):57-66.
- BSc (Hons) University of Ulster 2013
- MCOptom College of Optometrists 2015
- FBDO Association of British Dispensing Opticians 2007
- University Diploma (Ophthalmic Dispensing) Anglia Ruskin University 2007
Affiliations / memberships
College of Optometrists
Association of Optometrists
Association of British Dispensing Opticians
British Association of Behavioural Optometrists
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association
Ocular Nutrition Society
- 77 Harley StreetLONDONW1G 8QN
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 020 3369 7570
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