As well as being an experienced specialist optometrist Irfan holds a specialist qualification in glaucoma and in independent prescriber. Irfan has spent 5 years running hospital glaucoma clinics seeing a variety of glaucoma patients. This includes diagnosing, managing, prescribing treatments and following up on glaucoma patients autonomously.
Independent prescribing is a rare qualification and allows a wider range of healthcare benefits. This includes diagnosing and treating patients with prescription-only medicines that can be prescribed for a vast range of common and uncommon conditions without the need to be seen at the hospital.
There is only a small percentage of registered optometrists that hold these specialist qualifications UK wide.
Irfan currently works 1 day a week at Bradford Royal Infirmary in eye casualty where his skill set is kept up to date with the rest of his time at Souten and Agyemang optometrist.