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Meet the OCL Vision team

Our teams are well trained, passionate and motivated to ensure that patients are supported fully throughout their journey with us.

75
years
of combined eye
surgery experience
30k
plus
eye surgeries
completed
550
plus
lectures nationally
and internationally

Optometrists

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Purvi Thomson

First-lead specialist optometrist

Purvi has over 14 years of experience as a specialist optometrist after completing her training at Aston University. She has worked with us since 2014, and has specific training and expertise in working with patients who require vision correction, such as laser eye surgery or refractive lens exchange surgery. She also has specialist training as an Optometrist to deal with minor eye conditions, such as dry eye disease.

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Caoimhe McGovern

Optometrist

Caoimhe has 5 years of experience as an optometrist. She worked in refractive surgery for 2 years and gained Independent prescribing qualification in July 2020. She carries out pre-operative assessments for new refractive consultations and general ophthalmology consultations. She is also responsible of carrying out post-operative consultations for refractive and cataract surgery patients. She liaises with the consultants to resolve any post-operative complications and prescribes ocular therapeutics for post-operative complications.

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Nathaneal Anguige

Optometrist

Nathanael is a principal optometrist working at Moorfields. He has a wealth of clinical experience, which currently includes private laser / refractive surgery assessment, corneal, A&E, urgent care, glaucoma, adult and paediatric refraction and medical contact lens experience. He is also the lead optometrist for the urgent care service at the hospital. Since qualifying in 2007, Nathanael has achieved post-graduate qualifications in glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and healthcare leadership. He is also an independent prescribing optometrist and has completed with distinction his Masters in Clinical Optometry.

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Harpreet Bhattal

Specialist Optometrist

Harpreet has over 12 years experience as a specialist optometrist. She completed an intensive optometry training programme at City University in 2007 followed by further specialised training in laser eye and lens exchange surgery. She has many years of clinical experience as a specialist Optometrist and she has developed a wealth of knowledge which she is able to share and explain with you. Ms Bhattal is readily available at your consultation to help answer any questions about your vision correction journey.

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Anthony Stanton

Optometrist

Tony is a very experienced Optometrist and advanced diagnostics expert. He will carry out comprehensive scans and tests before you go through and meet your surgeon. The testing is all quite fun and nothing to be worried about. The tests give the surgeons the most advanced maps and information available about your eyes so that they can give you fully customised treatment options to help you decide what the best plan should be.

Clinical Team

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Marta Ramos

Theatre Lead

Marta has been a nurse since 2003 and started working in ophthalmology in 2006. The ophthalmology field has fascinated her so much that she has not left the specialty since then. She started her career in Spain and she has worked in different countries around the world, such as the UK and United Arab Emirates. She joined us as a Theatre lead almost two months ago. She works in the clinical team to ensure that we achieve the best quality of care for our patients, having already an experienced and trained team, able to cover all subspecialties and ensuring that we deliver excellence with the latest technology and top eye surgeons. She is very passionate about her job and patient care and she shares our values.

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Ronald Jacalne

Theatre Practitioner

Ronald is a qualified registered nurse with years of experience working in various healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospital ward and hospital theatres. He has been working in theatres for more than six years and developed and maintained the knowledge and skills to be able to scrub or circulate for various ophthalmic, general and orthopaedic surgical procedures. Recently, he has joined our team as a permanent Theatre Nurse. Working at OCL provides him with an opportunity to expand his capabilities and strengths by working with highly skilled, successful and world recognised eye specialist surgeons and an amazing team that brings different and complementary skills and expertise.

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Frances Astillo

Lead Nurse

Frances joined us when the clinic was still being planned and built. Frances has 13 years of experience in healthcare. She started her career in the emergency department when she was in the Philippines. When she moved to the UK, she worked in perioperative nursing in the NHS. She did both theatres and post anaesthetic care for a variety of specialities before she focused on ophthalmic surgery. She finally found love for ophthalmology when she saw how it dramatically changes the lives of the patients, how they gain their lives and confidence back with excellent vision. Being a part of this special journey for them, is her main motivation to work hard and give them quality care.

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Becky Camp

Theatre Technician

Becky has been our Theatre Technician since December 2019. She is extremely experienced having worked with various refractive lasers and diagnostic equipment for over 10 years. You will meet Becky when you come in for your consultation and on treatment days and she will put you at ease with her calm manner and sense of humour. Becky has a love for animals and is a proud owner of a pug called Maisie and a cat called Fluffy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going for a run with Maisie the pug, shopping and socialising with friends and family.

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Jonathan Sherlock

Theatre Technician

Consultant Physicist

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Marie Restori

Consultant Physicist

Marie Restori is an experienced Consultant Physicist. She is an international expert in Diagnostic Ophthalmic Ultrasound with several decades of experience and has performed over a quarter of a million diagnostic scans at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She pioneered the use of real-time B-Mode, Colour Flow Mapping and Spectral Doppler techniques in Ophthalmology. Marie now works as Consultant Physicist seeing adults at our flagship clinic in Central London. In the private sector she holds an Honorary Contract with Moorfields Research.

Administration Team

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Linda Lubin

Patient Co-ordinator

Linda is an experienced member of our administrative team, having joined in 2013, she is essential in the running of an ever growing and busy office. Linda is always happy to talk to you and navigate your way through your vision correction journey. She has a wealth of experience dealing with insurance companies to ensure that you are able to use your plan where ever possible.

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Jenaya Stewart

Senior patient co-ordinator

Jenaya is one of our Senior Patient Co-ordinators, having almost 4 years of experience in the role. Jenaya handles the patient journey from booking a consultation through to surgery and follow up appointments. She can help organise Refractive, Corneal, Retinal and Cosmetic/Aesthetic bookings. She is very passionate about her job and loves working with the OCL Team.

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Setareh Heidarian

Patient co-ordinator

Setareh joined us 1 year ago and she has almost 4 years of experience in healthcare. She is part of the administration team and her main responsibilities include liaising with patients and organizing the diary. She arranges appointments for initial consultations, surgeries and follow-ups.
She loves the people she works with at the clinic!

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Sara Anandji

Patient co-ordinator

Sara has been one of our patient co-ordinators since November 2020. She arranges all kinds of bookings, including surgeries, follow-ups and initial consultations. Sara is extremely helpful, providing you with information about what to expect on the day of and after your surgery. She has over 5 years of experience in customer service. She loves the team she is working with here at OCL, as she believes that it makes everything more enjoyable.

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Suhaila Suhaimi

Patient co-ordinator

Sue is new to our administrative team. She joined us a month ago but is highly experience in the sector. She worked at Specsavers for over 6 years! She acts as the first port of call when patients make enquiries. She handles queries, books patients in for their initial consultation and is responsible for arranging any necessary follow-up appointments. She loves speaking and interacting with patients, to make their experience with us more enjoyable.

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Sandra Shaw

Receptionist

Sandra has almost 2 years of experience as a receptionist. Her main tasks include meeting and greeting new patients, preparing surgery files and booking patients in for their follow-up appointments. She also handles any questions or queries you might have on site. Going above and beyond for each patient is at the heart at everything she does.

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Madge Chambers

Receptionist

Madge is a crucial part of the administration team and has been transcribing our clinic letters and medical reports for the last 4 years. She has over 20 years of experience, initially working as a legal secretary before qualifying as a paralegal. Madge went on to set up her own ‘virtual secretarial’ business 10 years ago and now works freelance for certain medical and legal teams.

Management

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Juliet Hicks

Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years- experience in the healthcare sector, as a senior nurse and exec manager, Juliet is the driving force behind the growth and strategic plans of OCL Vision. In this role she led the tri partied merger of 3 large consultant-led practices and managed the overall project to open our first flagship clinic at 55 New Cavendish Street, London W1. She has since led the recruitment of a number of associate consultants – onboarding them to cover the main ophthalmic sub-specialities. Juliet recruited a dedicated, talented leadership and administration team to run all aspects of the day-to-day business who each share her vision to continually improve services.

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Antonio Coronado

Finance Manager

Antonio is responsible for the financial reporting and wellbeing of the company. Antonio worked in finance, mostly at a senior managerial level, for 10 years. He managed companies in diverse, high-paced, commercial environments. He brings a wealth of practical, financial knowledge, creativity and useful, transferrable skills, to OCL Vision.

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Veronica Krishna

Clinic Manager

Veronica joined us in 2019 as Clinic Manager of our flagship clinic in central London. She is extremely organised with a keen focus on efficiency. She oversees the smooth running of the clinic and theatres on a daily basis and can also support the clinical team as a health support worker as she has successfully completed the Care Certificate. She is a trained First Aider. Belarusians are known for their modesty, kindness and hospitality and Veronica is no exception.

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Sofia Carbognin

Business Support

Sofia joined the team at the beginning of 2021. Sofia assists Juliet in her day-to-day leadership and general management, participating with her to meetings with digital marketing experts and managers of all the clinic’s media. She supports the delivery of the clinic’ mission vision and values as part of her day-to-day work. She arranges meetings and prepares agenda and supports the management and processing of projects. She is currently completing her Undergraduate Degree in Economics at King’s College, London and will start a Master’s degree in September in Healthcare Management here in London.

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Deshira Latifaj

Finance Assistant

Deshira joined us in December 2019. She graduated with a first-class degree in Accounting & Finance at Staffordshire University in 2015. Deshira is responsible for recording all the financial information of the company, ensuring the ledgers are up to date and producing numerous management reports. She also assists the Finance Manager in reviewing financial systems and processes as well as providing support to the Clinic Manager and Admin team when required. In her downtime Deshira likes to frequent the theatre to watch her favourite musicals and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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Abdul Wazed

Finance Assistant

Abdul has over 3 years of experience in the finance sector. He is responsible for a number of finance functions including credit control and is also in charge of the IT systems of the clinic. He has always loved technology with his passion for computers and technology originating from helping build computers during his childhood. For this reason, he loves working in finance with an IT focus, as it brings all his passions together!

Meet our surgeons

Mr Allon Barsam

Laser eye surgeon and OCL Vision founding partner, Allon Barsam, has a world recognised reputation for personalised vision correction delivering maximum precision and care for

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Mr Romesh Angunawela

Romesh Angunawela is an OCL Vision founding partner and award winning eye surgeon specialising in laser eye surgery, cataract and lens replacement surgery with a

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Mr Ali Mearza

One of the UK’s top eye surgeons, Mr Ali Mearza is a Director and founding partner of OCL Vision. He is also the Clinical Director

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Ms Sally Ameen

Sally Ameen MBBS, BSC, FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at London’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She performs glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy, Baerveldt and

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Mr Shahram Kashani

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Shahram Kashani BSC, MBBS, MRCP, FRCOphth, Msc, has been a substantive NHS consultant for nearly a decade specialising in complex retinal

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Miss Susan Sarangapani

Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Miss Susan Sarangapani, uses both surgical and non-surgical treatments to achieve outstanding results in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and facial rejuvenation.

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Mr Chien Wong

Director and partner, Mr Chien Wong is our lead for OCL Retina. International renowned for surgical innovation and excellence in retinal diseases, he transformed the

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Mr Lorenzo Motta

Mr Lorenzo Motta is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, specialising in vitreoretina and cataract. His vitreoretinal surgical expertise includes retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, vitreous

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Mr Allon Barsam

Laser eye surgeon and OCL Vision founding partner, Allon Barsam, has a world recognised reputation for personalised vision correction delivering maximum precision and care for

Read more

Mr Romesh Angunawela

Romesh Angunawela is an OCL Vision founding partner and award winning eye surgeon specialising in laser eye surgery, cataract and lens replacement surgery with a

Read more

Mr Ali Mearza

One of the UK’s top eye surgeons, Mr Ali Mearza is a Director and founding partner of OCL Vision. He is also the Clinical Director

Read more

Ms Sally Ameen

Sally Ameen MBBS, BSC, FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at London’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She performs glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy, Baerveldt and

Read more

Mr Shahram Kashani

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Shahram Kashani BSC, MBBS, MRCP, FRCOphth, Msc, has been a substantive NHS consultant for nearly a decade specialising in complex retinal

Read more

Miss Susan Sarangapani

Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Miss Susan Sarangapani, uses both surgical and non-surgical treatments to achieve outstanding results in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and facial rejuvenation.

Read more

Mr Chien Wong

Director and partner, Mr Chien Wong is our lead for OCL Retina. International renowned for surgical innovation and excellence in retinal diseases, he transformed the

Read more

Mr Lorenzo Motta

Mr Lorenzo Motta is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, specialising in vitreoretina and cataract. His vitreoretinal surgical expertise includes retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, vitreous

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Why you should choose us

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If you suffer from blurred or cloudy vision and would like to discuss potential treatment options, make an enquiry or call us on 0203 369 2020