Dr Caroline Burnett Hodd is a specialist Optometrist working in her family-owned private London practice, Burnett Hodd & Tam Optometry. Dr Burnett Hodd qualified from City University with First class honours in Optometry and was awarded three third-year prizes. She then went on to complete a PhD in Physics from the University of London and she taught Maths and Science in inner-London Comprehensive schools. She further developed her knowledge by also completing a Masters in Neuroscience with distinction at Imperial College London, during this time she specialised in the neuroscience of vision and discovered her interest in optometry. From then, she chose to follow in the footsteps of her father and grandfather's, training in London, Croydon, and Sidcup, before eventually joining her father's practice full-time. Here she started the Dry Eye Centre, which became the first specialist centre for dry eyes in the UK and continues to be at the forefront of the assessment and treatment of dry eyes.
Alongside her work, she writes for the major optical journals including the College of Optometrists Journal. Furthermore, she has also provided lectures both nationally and internationally. She has recently designed " Comfort 15", a mini-scleral contact lenses used for damaged eyes, and are available in several continents.