After completing a degree in Optometry from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology in 2001, Optometrist Mary Patterson has enjoyed an impressive career spanning over 20 years.
Developing her clinical skills across the globe, Mary spent time working as an Optometrist in both Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia, which allowed her to further develop her clinical knowledge. She has since worked exclusively for Optical Express for over 10 years and is currently based at our state of the art clinic in Belfast where she diagnoses and offers treatment plans for a full range of eye conditions. As well as this, Mary provides pre and post-operative care to our patients receiving refractive surgery as well as assisting clinicians in complex cases.
Mary is a key member of our Surgery Support team where she assists our Ophthalmic Surgeons by preparing patients for their laser eye, cataract and lens replacement surgery procedures. She is also a key mentor to up and coming optometrists ensuring that they learn to follow best clinical practices at all times. Mary is also qualified as an Independent Prescribing Optometrist, enabling her to manage many eye conditions at community level without the need to refer patients to an eye Doctor at a hospital.