Robert Longhurst is a Consultant Optometrist with a registered independent prescribing specialty and higher qualifications in glaucoma. A former dispensing optician, he has passed both the qualifying exams set by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and the College of Optometrists’ Scheme for Registration, leading to the FBDO and MCOptom qualifications, respectively. He is registered with the GOC under number 01-28534 and is on the National Performers List in respect of the NHS General Ophthalmic Service.
Robert did post-graduate training in glaucoma at Central Middlesex Hospital and has passed masters level examinations in the same. He has passed similar examinations in advanced visual science, ocular nutrition, investigative ophthalmic science, ocular therapeutics, prescribing for disorders of the eye, retinal and macular disorders, and refractive surgery at Aston University.
In June 2019, he passed the Therapeutics Common Final Assessment and gained his Diploma in Therapeutics (Independent Prescribing) from the College of Optometrists. The following month and following a further period of study at Cardiff University, he gained his Professional Certificate in Glaucoma. In 2021, he was awarded his Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma.
He works as a Consultant Optometrist for an NHS contractor and currently sees glaucoma patients at Sheppey Community Hospital in Kent. Previously, he saw eye casualty patients at Royal Berkshire Hospital where he now has an honorary consultant appointment. He has also worked in paediatric clinics alongside a team of orthoptists, carrying out cycloplegic refractions and indirect ophthalmoscopy.
In addition to his NHS work, he has practicing privileges at 25 Harley Street and sees private glaucoma and dry eye patients and performs comprehensive routine eye exams and diabetic retinopathy screening. Former patients of Mr Longhurst have included several well-known celebrities.
Robert has been involved in teaching and research since his first peer-reviewed paper was published in May 2015 and has given several lectures on dyslexia and the spontaneous Pulfrich effect, including an invited lecture at Oxford University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Aston University.
He is available for medicolegal work and has worked as an expert witness for both the Association of Optometrists and the Association of British Dispensing Opticians at GOC fitness to practice hearings.
Robert is a Freeman of the City of London and was admitted as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers in April 2017.
- Eye Test
- Glasses Repair
- Humphreys Visual Field
- IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
- Independent Prescriber
- Intravitreal Injection
- Low Vision Assessment
- Minor Eyelid Procedures
- Myopia Control
- New Eye Exam
- Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Overnight Lens Wear
- Paediatric (Pediatric) Optometry
- Retinal Imaging
- Routine Eye Exam
- Specialist Contact Lenses
- Sports Eyewear
- Urgent Eye Care
- Video Consultation
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Infection
- Floaters (Eye)
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Binocular Vision
- Colour Vision Deficiency
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Problems
- Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
- Retinal Detachment
- Vision Problems
- Visual Stress
- Vitreous Haemorrhage
- MCOptom College of Optometrists 2015
- BSc (Hons) University of Ulster 2013
- Diploma in Therapeutics (Independent Prescribing) College of Optometrists 2019
- Professional Certificate in Glaucoma College of Optometrists 2019
- Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma College of Optometrists 2021
- FBDO Association of British Dispensing Opticians 2007
- University Diploma (Ophthalmic Dispensing) Anglia Ruskin University 2007
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