Andrew Gasson

Andrew Gasson

DCLP, FCOptom, FAAO, ARPS (Contact lens specialist)
Andrew Gasson qualified in the 1960s and has specialised solely in contact lenses since about 1970. He started his own practice in 1972, moving in 1984 to rooms here in De Walden Street where he continues to fit all types of contact lens. These can be either simple disposables or highly complex and individually designed lenses. Aftercare problems are a speciality and new patients however challenging are always welcome.

Andrew Gasson has lectured widely at both UK and international meetings, published numerous clinical papers and is the originator and co-author of The Contact Lens Manual.

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Jonathan Cohen

BSc (hons) MCOptom, DipTp (IP), Higher Cert CL, FBCLA Therapeutic Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist
Jonathan is a member of the College of Optometrists, Association of Optometrists and British Contact Lens Association. He graduated from Aston University in 1996 with an honours degree in Optometry and was awarded a first for his elective work in cortical function. He completed his clinical training at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Optometry and went on to complete higher exams in the fields of paediatric optometry, therapeutics and specialist contact lenses.

Jonathan has worked as a visiting lecturer in the children’s clinic at City University, taught several post-graduate students in private practice and acted as optometric consultant on film and television productions. He set up a diabetic retinal screening program with a group of South Camden Doctors and was a founder member of the Islington minor eye conditions scheme and the Camden cataract shared care scheme.

Jonathan founded The Kings Cross Eye Clinic in 2006 and took over ownership of Zack Contact Lenses in 2007, later merging the two companies to form Zacks London Eye Clinic. Jonathan has been awarded numerous ‘Optician Awards’ for embracing the latest technology in his clinical work within the practices, though it was additional specialist work in the community, that culminated in the most prestigious award of ‘Optometrist of the Year’.

Sharon Biddlecombe

Assoc CIPD (Practice manager and accounts)
Sharon has been in optics for over twenty years. She was originally employed in a suburban practice where she helped start up and run the contact lens department. She then worked with a Harley Street laser clinic for twelve months before moving to De Walden Street in November 2001. Sharon is therefore fully knowledgeable about the various types of contact lenses now available, including complex designs such as bifocal and astigmatic. In addition, she looks after all aspects of our practice accounts and personnel.