Brian Tompkins BSc Hons FC Optom FBCLA
Brian is an experienced independent practitioner in his stunningly refurbished and contemporised Victorian house-practice in Northampton UK. He is the former President and a Fellow of the BCLA and a former AOP Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year. He is extremely proactive in fitting all types of contact lenses to any age and prescription. He feels that the market for contact lenses can be expanded to many more patients from children to presbyopes and beyond, and many opportunities are currently missed. He has a large CL patient base and is keen on imaging and video capture for enhanced patient education.
He has been awarded the accolade ”One of The Best Clinical Photographers in the World Today” by Prof Nathan Efron and regularly supplies images for lectures, magazine articles and publications worldwide. His work in contact lenses has included collaborative clinical trials with Eurolens Research, Visioncare Research Ltd and OTG Research & Consultancy.
He has been a Key Opinion Leader and Clinical Advisor to virtually all the contact lens manufacturers and many of the technology and instrument companies over the years and has participated in launching many new products into the global market.
He lectures internationally on business, imaging technology, dry eye and contact lens topics, all based on real life experience in the consulting room. Evangelically he has been trying to spread the concept of charging proper fees and business development following the implementation of a Care Plan System in his own practice many years ago.
When voted “Best in Show” at a Bausch & Lomb Global Symposium many years ago, Brian learnt that people retain more by being entertained while being educated and so since that time his lectures and workshops have been interactive and fun, sometimes even hilarious, but always informative.
He is maybe Optometry’s best known EDUTAINER.