Sunday, March 10, 2013

Optometrist Kerry Atkinson Joins Mortimer Hirst

Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist Kerry Atkinson joins the clinical team at Mortimer Hirst.

A former partner at Atkinson and Kearney Optometrists with practices in Otahuhu and Mairangi Bay, Kerry has an esteemed history in the profession, specifically in contact lenses.

Kerry has lectured internationally, was employed by Allergan as an industry educator, was a contributor to the world renowned textbook “Contact Lenses” through five editions and a lecturer, teacher and examiner for undergraduate optometrists at the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland.

As well as being qualified in ocular therapeutics which enables Kerry to prescribe therapeutic medication for superficial eye infections, inflammations and allergies, Kerry is also one of only a few Optometrists in New Zealand who is a CAA certified examiner. Hence Kerry is certified to undertake visual examinations for pilots as part of their flying licence and is also an eyesight examiner for entrance into the New Zealand Police Force.

Kerry still teaches at Auckland University on a part-time basis as a Professional Teaching Fellow, teaching clinical skills and also runs a specialist contact lens clinic for final year students.

Kerry is based in the St Heliers practice.

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