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Mr Sachin Patel BSc (Hons) MCOptom
I am a consultant Optometrist and owner of Safarian and Simon Opticians in St. Johns Wood. The practice is highly equipped with equipment beyond a normal high-street opticians and boasts a Heidelberg Spectralis OCT, Icare tonometer (no puff), Goldmann Tonometry, Digital imaging and video Slit lamp, Humphreys visual fields and in house Blepharitis treatment. I graduated from Cardiff University and passed my professional qualifying exam first time under the stewardship of award winning Buchanan Optometrist in Kent. Thereafter I was employed as the sole resident optometrist at Dolland and Aitchison and thereafter Boots Opticians on Wigmore Street, where for over ten years thousands of patients and eyes benefited from my expertise.
For those years I was responsible for all eye health problems, complex prescription and contact lenses fitting. My ability to problem solve patient needs comes from my skill set and listening ability, this has allowed me to build up a great relationship with my patients. I am one of a few optometrists who has an active interest in spectacle lens dispensing, this has served my patients well as I can recommend spectacle lenses to suit a patients’ needs during the eye examination. In my practice we can dispense any spectacle lens of choice and are a Zeiss specialist where all our Zeiss lenses are digitally measured for accurate vision.
By developing my specialist clinical skills and using Gold Standard diagnostic equipment, I am able to work alongside Consultant ophthalmologists on Harley Street, Wimpole Street, St Johns and St Elizabeth Hospital. This has allowed me to closely relate eye health from high street to hospital setting for the patients to benefit by reducing anxiety and reducing unnecessary costs.
I have passed his minor eye diseases (MECs) training which will allow me to provide a community service that was traditionally undertaken within hospitals. It has proven to be effective, cost-efficient, and is preferred by users who appreciate the convenience and reduction in appointment delays. I am working towards becoming qualified as an Independent Prescriber, which will allow me to prescribe medicines to treat eye disease.
Areas of interest
Dry eye; Blepharitis treatment; Macula Degeneration; Glaucoma; Cataracts; Cornea; LASIK referrals.