What he doesn’t know about optometry or contact lenses isn’t worth knowing.
With over 35 years experience, Donald is one of the leading figures in the optometry sector. Considered to be an industry specialist in contact lens eyecare, he traces his interest in this field to time spent with hospital patients where the prescribing of contact lenses literally changed lives. His clinical interest is balanced very simply with a real desire to equally provide highest standards of care for all patients. Donald is a founder member of Optometry Scotland, whose lobbying arm in 2006 successfully negotiated the full NHS subsidy of eyecare in Scotland. He has held many positions in the GOC and recently was awarded a lifetime membership. His zeal for education led him to accept a part-time directorship with NHS Education Scotland (NES) and the subsequent establishment of four learning centres to offer post qualification and related ongoing training for optometrists across the country.