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Simon Berry, MCOptom


BSc (hons) MCOptom

Simon Berry is an Optometrist from Durham.

He qualified after training at UMIST and Sunderland Eye Infirmary in 1996 and continues to work part time at Sunderland Eye Infirmary as a Specialist Optometrist. He opened his own community Optometry Practice in 2002. He has built this to an award winning, and UK renowned Practice that now has over 15K registered patients. Simon specialises in the care for patients with a learning disability. He has invented a medical device to help test the eyes of patients with a learning disability that has now been launched and being used in Eye Hospitals and Universities around the UK. Simon is also ‘editor in chief’ for the impact factor rated journal Clinical Optometry and a member of the Ethics committee for Durham University.

Other posts / highlights

Previous member of the advisory board for the LEHN Vision Screening Review (regional review.)
Member of the local CRN Ophthalmology specialty group
Honouree member of the Biological Sciences Institute at Durham University
Member of public consultation panel for OCTAHEDRON. (This research is looking at the early diagnosis of Parkinson and dementia by looking at OCT scans.)
Winner of the RNIB Vision Pioneer of the year award in 2016
Awarded the AOP Sustainability specialist award in 2023 in recognition for the work done to create a sustainable Optometry Industry.

Simon’s external published work and citations (highlights)

Light adaption in a moth’s eye

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Astigmatism is a common condition which is usually easily corrected with glasses, contacts lenses or, sometimes, surgery. Here we look at what it means if you have the condition, and what you can do about it.

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