Meet the team

Our Team

At Tenterden Eye Centre, we have adopted an ‘Advanced Clinical Care ‘ model. We have a highly-qualified multi-disciplinary team, including specialist clinical optometrists,  consultant eye surgeons, experienced audiologists and dispensing opticians.

Elion Hyseni

BSc (Hons), DipTp (IP), PGDipl (Clinical Optometry), PGDipl (Cog. Neuroscience), Prof.Cert (Glaucoma), OPwSI Ophthalmology,  MCOptom

Practice Role

Specialist Clinical Optometrist / Independent Prescriber

Professional Background

Mr Hyseni is an independent prescribing optometrist with keen interest in clinical optometry, acute ophthalmology and ocular surface disease.  

He gained his primary qualification (BSc Hon in Optometry and Vision Sciences) from London City University in 2008 and has since completed several graduate academic and training programmes achieving a Diploma in Therapeutics, PG Diploma in Clinical Optometry, PG Diploma in Cognitive Neuroscience and Professional Certificate in Glaucoma. 

He is part of the Kent & Medway Community Ophthalmology Team and very passionate about making specialist eyecare accessible in the community. Although mostly engaged seeing patients referred to him by local GPs or other optometrists, he is also available for routine comprehensive eye examinations.

Outside of Work

When not seeing patients, Elion dabbles in product design and business development. He holds several trademarks, an international patent and is a serial entrepreneur in multiple industries.


Services Provided

  • Comprehensive Routine Eye Examinations
  • Specialist Eye Examinations (Disease specific)
  • Acute Primary Care Ophthalmology Service (APCOS)
  • Community Glaucoma Network (CGN)
  • Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
  • Dry Eye Examinations & Management



Other Roles

  • Specialist Optometrist – Benenden Hospital
  • Therapeutic Optometrist – Community Ophthalmology Team (COT)
  • Kent and Medway LOC – Committee Member
  • Gold Optical Group – CEO

Tanya McKie

BSc Hons, MCOptom, DipTp(IP), Prof Cert Med Ret, Prof Cert. Glaucoma, Higher Cert. Glaucoma, Dip Glaucoma

Practice Role

Specialist Clinical Optometrist / Independent Prescriber

Professional Background

Outside Of Work

Tanya’s outside interests include weekly 5K ParkRuns, exploring the local countryside with her family, in addition to a rigorous fitness regime. Any remaining time is spent enjoying reading, drawing, and playing the piano.


Services Provided

  • Comprehensive Routine Eye Examinations
  • Specialist Eye Examinations (Disease-specific)
  • Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
  • SPECTRALIS 4D OCT Examinations
  • Contact Lens Fitting

Other Roles

  • Glaucoma Specialist Optometrist – East Sussex NHS Trust

Conor Lane

BSc (Hons), MCOptom

Practice Role

Specialist Optometrist

Professional Background

Outside of Work

Conor’s outside interests include playing guitar and travel, in particular South America, where he spent a year exploring in 2014. In addition, he has a keen interest in sports and enjoys watching the Irish Rugby Team and Manchester United FC.

Services Provided

  • Comprehensive Routine Eye Examinations
  • SPECTRALIS 4D OCT Examinations
  • Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
  • Dry Eye Examinations
  • Contact Lens Fitting

Other Roles

  • Specialist Optometrist – Benenden Hospital

Peter Worthington

HAD 

Practice Role

Specialist Hearing Aid Audiologist

Professional Background

Outside of Work

Services Provided

  • Hearing Tests
  • Hearing Aid Supply and Fitting
  • Wax Removal
  • Tinnitus Counselling
  • Custom Ear Protection – task specific

Other Roles

  • Worthington Hearing – CEO 

Kashif Qureshi

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCOphth

Practice Role

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon / Clinical Director

Professional Background

Outside of work Kash likes spending time with his young family. He also enjoys listening to music, watching film and playing cricket.

Outside of Work

Mr Qureshi was a talented fencer and has competed at county level in his younger years.

Services Provided

  • Medical Eye Service
  • Laser and Minor Surgical Procedures – at Headcorn
  • Eye Disease Diagnosis and Management
  • Community Ophthalmology Service
  • Cataract Surgery – in Tunbridge Wells and Hastings

Other Roles

  • Ophthalmology Lead – East Sussex NHS Trust
  • Revalidation Lead – Royal College Ophthalmologists
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist (Medical Retina) – East Sussex NHS Trust
  • Clinical Director – Kent Ophthalmology

Nick Kopsachilis

MD, PHD

Practice Role

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Professional Background

Nick likes spending time with his young family, editing his YouTube teaching channel and writing research articles.

Outside of Work

 Mr Kopsachilis is Kent’s only independent provider of Laser Refractive Surgery.

Services Provided

  • Medical Eye Service
  • Laser and Minor Surgical Procedures – at Headcorn
  • Diagnosis and Management of Eye Disease
  • Botox Treatment
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery and Cataract Surgery – at Kent Eye Centre

Other Roles

  • Ophthalmology Lead – East Kent NHS Trust
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist (Cornea) – East Kent NHS Trust
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon – Benenden Hospital

Zara Bannister

Practice Role

Practice Manager

Professional Background

Outside of Work

Zara is currently undertaking a three year academic and practical training course to qualify as a Dispensing Optician.

Services Provided

  • Screening Assessments including Retinal Imaging, Intra Ocular Pressure Testing, Visual Field Testing.

Other Roles

  • Dispensing Optician in training

Pippa Hinchliffe

Practice Role

Ophthalmic Assistant

Professional Background

TBC

Outside of Work

TBC

Services Provided

  • Diagnostic Pre-assessments
  • Patient Liaison
  • Optical Styling

Julie Holyhead

FBDO

Practice Role

Dispensing Optician

Professional Background

In addition to travelling, theatre trips and exploring food from around the world, Julie enjoys spending time with her wonderful grandchildren.

Outside of Work

TBC

Services Provided

  • Spectacle Dispensing
  • Spectacle Fitting
  • Ophthalmic Lens Specialist
  • Low Vision Specialist

Anne Rayner

Practice Role

Receptionist / Administrator

Professional Background

TBC

Outside of Work

TBC

Services Provided

  • Patient Liaison

  • Office Administration