Colette Dunsmore

47 Stewarton Dr



G72 8DQ

Tel: 07836 354353


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Professional Info​

I am a passionate Optometrist who can test eyes, fit contact lenses and I care daily for each of my patients on an individualised level. I qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1990 and passed my professional exams in 1992. I was also one of the first 50 optometrists in the UK to achieve the qualification of Independent Prescriber. This allows me to prescribe drugs for eye infections and to treat red and sore eyes.

I run my own business and am there to lead my staff day to day in their work. We often allow students and school children to undertake work placements with us to try and give back to the community and to help and encourage the next generation to take up Optometry.

Work experience
Owner, Director, Optometrist Localeyes Optometrists Ltd

​January 2006- present

Opened Localeyes at two locations in South Lanarkshire. I am the only optometrist in the business. I test eyes, fit contact lenses and treat red and sore eyes. As I am the only optometrist I individually know all my patients and try to demonstrate a caring attitude to them all.


Locum Optometrist

​April 1994 - present


Worked as a self employed optometrists all over the UK. Covering for sickness, holidays and also as a regular in some practices to cover staff days off.


Mobile Optometrist Vision Express

October 1992-April1994​


Worked all over the UK for Vision Express although mainly covering Scotland.

Optometrist Allan M Todd Opticians

February 1992-October1992

Worked in the three branches across the South Side of Glasgow.

Glasgow Caledonian University

2016 - present


MSc in Clinical Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Part Time)

Research topic: An Audit of Dry Eye Treatments


Glasgow Caledonian University



Diploma in Therapeutics (Independent Prescribing)

Placement at RA Hospital Paisley

Subjects: dry eye, foreign body removal,red eye,

Glasgow Caledonian University


BSc(Hons) Optometry

Final Year Project: The Effect of Stimulus Flicker on Accommodative Accuracy


CHAUHAN, K., CHARMAN,W.N., HALNAN,A.M.,KELLY,C.M.,LOUGHLIN, A., NEILSON, K.J.,WALSH, G., 01. Time-averaged accommodation response to flickering stimuli. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics. 12(3), pp. 327; 327-334; 334.

Transferable Skills

Computer Skills- knowledge and experience of Windows 8 and 10. Can use web based software as well as using e mail and the internet. Use of Excel,Word,Publisher,Power Point, SPSS, Web Design.

Managing Workload- ability to set my own goals and reach targets. Also to set targets for team members and ensure these are completed to a high standard.

Team Work- developed teamwork skills working in a busy retail environment, where we need to work together to ensure the practice runs smoothly.

Communication- writing skills developed with essay writing. As a working optometrist  I must effectively communicate with all my patients and explain all procedures to them.

Presenting- I have the ability to present effectively at conferences (LAMP for NES Scotland) and in the work place as a result of my experience in amateur dramatics.