About Us

About Tenterden Eye Centre

When you visit Tenterden Eye Centre, we’ll take great care in finding you the right frame that reflects your style, suits your face, and makes you look great.

As Kent’s first styling optician, we don’t just sell glasses, we offer you a full consultation – what frames best express your personality, lifestyle and facial features. We have brought to Tenterden a stunning choice of frames, from the simply fashionable to the most exclusive handcrafted designs.

This peerless quality is matched by our in-house eye care services, where eye examinations are conducted by leading specialists, using the most up-to-date technology. And we also offer a specialist audiology service, where we’ll ensure your hearing is the very best it can be.

Our Team of Specialists

Tenterden Opticians have a team of highly-qualified specialists in eye care and audiology, including:

Elion Hyseni

BSc (Hons), MCOptom, PGDipl ( Cog. Neuroscience), Prof.Cert (Glaucoma)

Practice Role

Specialist Clinical Optometrist / OPwSI Ophthamology

Outside of Work

Outside of work, Elion mostly spends time with his family; his wife, their two children and their puppy – Ollie. They enjoy family cooking and baking sessions,  country walks and going on holidays to as many new places as possible.

He plays regular football, occasional golf (badly) and has an avid interest in international politics and history.

Interesting Fact

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)
  • Kent & Medway Community Ophthalmology Service (COT)
  • Community Glaucoma Network (CGN)
  • Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
  • SPECTRALIS 4D OCT Examinations
  • Dry Eye Examinations & Management
  • Contact Lens Fitting

Other Roles

  • Specialist Optometrist – Benenden Hospital
  • Kent and Medway LOC – Committee Member
  • Eye Centre 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

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.

Interesting Fact

After becoming one of UK’s highest qualified optometrists, Tanya decided to keep challenging herself by enlisting on an executive management program for the NHS. She continues to practice at Tenterden Eye Centre in a part-time capacity.

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

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.

Interesting Fact

Having been in the same year and group at university, Conor and Elion met coincidently in Tenterden, when Connor was working as a Locum Optometrist at another practice.

It did not take long for Connor to be convinced that being part of a leading specialist team and having access to world’s best technology would be the right career move for him. He continues to practice part-time while completing post-graduate training in Therapeutics and Glaucoma.

Services Provided

  • Comprehensive Routine Eye Examinations
  • Spectralis 4D OCT Examinations
  • Dry Eye Examinations
  • Contact Lens Fitting

Other Roles

  • Visiting Specialist Optometrist 

Katie Toppin

BSc (Hons), MCOptom, Dip TP (IP), Prof Cert Glauc

Practice Role

Specialist Clinical Optometrist / Independent Prescriber

Outside Of Work

In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her young family, competing with her ponies, and travelling.

Interesting Fact

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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

  • Specialist Optometrist – East Sussex NHS Trust

Kashif Qureshi

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCOphth

Practice Role

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Outside of Work

Out side of work Mr Qureshi likes spending time with his young family. He also enjoys listening to music, watching film and playing cricket.

Interesting Fact

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
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon – Frant Road Clinic

Nick Kopsachilis

MD, PHD

Practice Role

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Outside of Work

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

Interesting Fact

 Mr Kopsacheilis 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

Outside of Work

TBC

Interesting Fact

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

Outside of Work

TBC

Interesting Fact

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Services Provided

  • Diagnostic Pre-assessments
  • Patient Liaison
  • Optical Styling

Julie Holyhead

FBDO

Practice Role

Dispensing Optician

Outside of Work

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

Interesting Fact

TBC

Services Provided

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

Anne Rayner

Practice Role

Receptionist / Administrator

Outside of Work

TBC

Interesting Fact

TBC

Services Provided

  • Patient Liaison

  • Office Administration