Errol M Hornstein BSc(Hons) FBC Optom.DCLP (qualified 1976)
I was born and raised in Glasgow and studied Ophthalmic Optics (now Optometry) at the Glasgow Caledonian University. Graduating in 1975 I went to work with my father for my preregistration year.
I worked between our practices in Cathcart Rd, Mount Florida, Glasgow and upstairs at 79 Quarry street Hamilton – a large flat split into two units.
I always had a wish to move to a shop at ground level and was able to realise this dream when we relocated to our new shop at 77a Quarry Street.
I have a specialist qualification in contact lens fitting and am particularly interested in how the eyes and vision are affected by Cataract, Diabetes and age related conditions. The gift of sight is a very precious one. I feel very privileged to have been able to protect, maintain and often improve our patients vision over a long and rewarding career.
My main interests away from work have and continue to be sport and travel. After playing football for many years I became a referee, where my own eyesight was always doubted! I ended my career as a specialist linesman for five seasons at premier league matches, equally unpopular with both Rangers and Celtic supporters. I also travelled to Vienna for a European cup tie and Azarbaijan for an International match. I now enjoy tennis and swimming, although not at the same time.
Waseem Afzal BSc(Hons) MCOptom (qualified 2009)
I was born and raised in Glasgow and, after a lot of deliberation, I decided that the career for me was to be an Optometrist. I took up a place at Glasgow Caledonian University to study Optometry in 2004. Whilst studying I worked part time in a number of practices and gained huge experience in all aspects of Optics, from reception work to dispensing to running my own machine making glasses!
I graduated in 2008 and subsequently spent just under two years working in Inverness, where I completed my Professional Qualification Exams in 2009 and continued to work in the same practice for another year. I worked for 6 months carrying out home eye examinations for those who were housebound, covering all of Scotland. Following this I worked in a variety of practices from small independent practices to national chains.
My main interests at work are Dry Eye and ocular disease. I find the work I do very rewarding and always strive to provide the best care and attention to all patients. I particularly enjoy educating patients on how the eye works and how to protect and preserve sight.
I joined the team at Hornstein’s in June 2016 and I have enjoyed the personal touch and attention at Hornstein’s which is missing at a lot of practices I’ve worked in the past.
Away from work, I enjoy cycling, when we get the weather! I’ve played football from an early age and still try to play whenever I can.
EYE HEALTH LINKS
College of Optometrists
Look after your eyes
Lanarkshire Eye Health Network Scheme
Regular Eye Tests
At Hornstein Opticians we recommend you receive regular eye examinations giving you an accurate assessment of your eyes and your general level of health.
Hornstein Opticians have been involved in the Lanarkshire Eye health Network Scheme since its inception and our three optometrists are all accredited to provide emergency eyecare and treatment.
We usually have appointments available Monday-Saturday for emergencies if there is a problem.
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