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Professional affairs boost for Positive Impact

Professional affairs boost for Positive Impact

Positive Impact is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of three new consultants for the professional affairs team, Ros Mussa, Caroline Presland and Adele Peacock.

Ros is a contact lens optician and experienced dry eye practitioner. She is a highly skilled professional with over 30 years of experience and works in practice at The Eye Place. In her new role she will be focusing on enabling independent practitioners to set up successful dry eye clinics.

Ros is also a past visiting lecturer at City University and a past faculty member at the Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Institute. She is a pre reg supervisor and a member of management teams both in the multiple and independent sector.

Caroline is a contact lens optician with 30 years of experience and understands the desire for clinicians to provide first rate products to patients. She is working with Positive Impact across a number of areas, including myopia management, presbyopia, hybrid lenses and a range of dry eye solutions.

Caroline still works regularly in practice and is based in Hertfordshire. Her career includes managerial, practice clinical and university tutor roles. She is also an ABDO senior examiner and a contact lens distance learning tutor.

Adele qualified as a contact lens optician in 1992, gaining her advanced level diploma in contact lens fitting in 2001. She has worked for many years and continues to work within multiple and independent optical practices as a resident and mobile contact lens optician.

Adele works in the Hospital Eye Service clinics at Great Western Hospital in Swindon, where she is responsible for the fitting and aftercare of clinically necessary contact lenses such as scleral, hybrid, corneal and specialist soft lenses.

Adele has been a member of the ABDO contact lens practical examining team since 2003 and is now a senior practical examiner. She is also internal moderator for the ABDO Contact Lens Practice Theory paper.

Like Caroline, in her new role with Positive Impact, she is covering the company’s contact lens portfolio by providing clinical expertise and support to independent practitioners.

Explaining the new appointments, Professional Services Director, Phil Thompson, said: “Positive Impact carries a unique range of dry eye and specialist contact lens products which require a deeper understanding to enable practitioners to appreciate the additional benefits we can bring to their practice. To this end, we have moved to a more professional affairs-led business model enabling us to better assist practitioners and their patients gain the additional benefits these products offer.

“Bringing these three amazingly talented practitioners, who offer a wealth of experience between them, into our team enables us to better deliver an efficient and bespoke training programme, both virtual and hands-on.

“Each professional affairs consultant brings a unique strength to a specific area of the Positive Impact portfolio but also, cross pollination of their knowledge to all areas, making for an incredibly strong level of expertise.

“Combined, we have more professional years between us than we’d like to confess to and are looking forward to sharing some of that knowledge with independents,” he concluded.

 Picture caption: Positive Impact’s Professional Services Director, Phil Thompson, with the new professional affairs consultants Adele Peacock, Caroline Presland and Ros Mussa (left to right)

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