Monday, February 23, 2015

Mortimer Hirst Welcomes New Optometrist

Mortimer Hirst is delighted to welcome Optometrist Emilie Langley to the clinical team. Emilie has worked part time for Mortimer Hirst over the past two year and has recently joined us full time. Emilie is a Therapeutically Qualified Optometrist and works from both High Street and St Heliers practices.

Emilie completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Functional Human Biology, studying at the University of Otago. The neurophysiology that Emilie was exposed to during the biomedical degree along with Emilie’s passion for working with and helping people were the driving forces to further study Optometry.

Emilie then completed her second degree, Bachelor of Optometry with Honours and Ocular Therapeutics, from the Department of Optometry and Vision Science (DOVS), University of Auckland.

Emilie tailored her Optometry studies around her interest in myopia progression and Orthokeratology (OrthoK).

In 2011, Emilie was chosen to be part of the Antipodeans Abroad Healthcare Volunteer Team to Nepal. This included Rural Outreach clinics and a 6 week internship at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Optometry and Ophthalmology Department, Pokhara, Nepal.

In 2012, Emilie was awarded a summer studentship scholarship from the New Zealand Association of Optometrists (NZAO) to help further research the theory of myopia progression inhibition, which her results are contributing to a paper that is soon to be published.

In 2014, Emilie was part of a team that completed leading research on OrthoK regression, supervised by Grant Watters and Dr. Wanda Lam, which won a New Zealand College of Optometrists (NZCO) award.

Emilie is a member of the NZAO and the Cornea and Contact Lens Society (CCLS). Emilie has a particular interest in contact lens practice including Ortho-K and ocular therapeutics.