Chris Gascoigne BSC (Hons) MCOptom
Chris graduated from Bradford University in 2001. He qualified as an Optometrist whilst working for Ronald Brown Opticians in London. For several years he was an Eye Surgery Specialist Optometrist at The Eye Clinic in Milton Keynes, which included carrying out pre and post examinations for refractive laser and cataract surgery. At his subsequent role in Oxford he was a Professional Optometry Development Manager for the South-West of England including supervision of Pre-registration student Optometrists.
Chris undertook further training as part of the Minor Eye Conditions Service pathway for the NHS. He examines and triages patients with varying conditions including glaucoma, macular disease, cataracts, diabetes, dry eye, red eyes, blepharitis and symptoms of flashes and floaters. This avoids unnecessary hospital treatment for those who do not need it and speedy rapid access to hospitals for those who do.
Outside of work he enjoys cycling and running and therefore is active at promoting sports vision correction and contact lenses.
Kimberley Gascoigne BSc (Hons)
Kimberley qualified as an Optometrist in 2001 having gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Optometry at Bradford University. Having worked for a number of independent and multiple practices both in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire she has gained a wealth of practical experience.
Kimberley undertakes comprehensive Ophthalmic examinations, contact lens fittings and children’s consultations. Further training and experience in macular disease, glaucoma, contact lenses, dry eye and children’s eye care have made Kimberley a very sought after Optometrist.
Like Chris, she puts her skills and high expertise to use by seeing emergency patients referred from local GPs, Pharmacists or Opticians under the NHS Community Minor Eye Conditions Service.
Being a spectacle and contact lens wearer herself, Kimberley understands the importance of eyewear which makes the individual look and feel good!
The couple have enjoyed living in Chipping Norton for over ten years and their three children attend the local primary school.