Posted on 16th December 2020
We are delighted to let you know that we have a new optometrist joining the practice in January. Alexandra Young is incredibly highly regarded and we are excited to welcome her to the team.
In addition to her current role as a specialist refractive optometrist at Optical Express, Alexandra works at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion and will continue in this role when she joins Cameron Optometry. There, she works as part of a team with colleagues in orthoptics and ophthalmology and looks after children in the paediatric service. She also screens paediatric patients for uveitis, a form of eye inflammation associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. More recently she began working with glaucoma patients at the hospital, so is experienced in treating complex eye conditions.
Alexandra has an impressive array of qualifications including a BSc (hons) in Optometry and Vision Science, the independent prescribing qualification and an MSc (distinction) in Primary Care Ophthalmology from The University of Edinburgh. She has also recently been accepted on the Paediatric Eye Care Certificate course with Ulster University starting in the spring, and is hoping to study for the NESGAT glaucoma qualification also starting next year. In addition to her studies, she kept busy during lockdown writing two research papers which have been accepted for publication – one in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ journal Eye and another in the Journal of Glaucoma.
Alexandra said, “Cameron Optometry has an excellent professional reputation and the practice is known to be cutting edge when it comes to equipment and facilities. I’m looking forward to working with, and learning from, the rest of the team, and providing great patient care in a fantastic practice.”
Ian Cameron added “We are pleased to be able to attract an optometrist of Alexandra’s calibre, who comes with an incredibly impressive CV. I worked with her during lockdown as part of the Edinburgh Emergency Eye Care Treatment Centre, so have seen first hand the care she shows to her patients and her expertise in dealing with the most complex of cases.”
Alexandra moved to Edinburgh in 2015, to join her partner, who is completing his training in Emergency Medicine. Outside of work she enjoys cycling and baking. She also loves to travel and is a novice astrophotographer, and is looking forward to being able to go back to Sweden and Norway to chase the aurora borealis in 2021!