Optician banned from home visits after misconduct accusations

Optician banned from home visits after misconduct accusations

Optician banned from home visits after misconduct accusations

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An optician shouted “wake up deary” at an elderly patient before shining a bright light in both her eyes, a disciplinary hearing heard.

Mark Walker, who ran his own business in Colchester Road, Chappel, was investigated by the General Optical Council after allegations made by a former assistant.

An order made against the optician limits him to working as a member of a team and prevents him being the registered operator of a business.

Mr Walker’s former assistant alleges the pair attended a care home to conduct an eye test, where they found an elderly resident asleep alone in a dark room.

The optician then took the resident’s arm, shouted at her, shone a bright light in her eyes and used a tonometer device.

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7:24pm Thu 17 Jul 14

ImpossibleMission says...

Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area.
The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates.
Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public.
(Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean.
Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year !
Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area. The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates. Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public. (Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean. Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year ! ImpossibleMission
  • Score: -3

1:15am Sat 19 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

ImpossibleMission wrote:
Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area.
The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates.
Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public.
(Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean.
Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year !
Excuse me but IM you forgot the the biggest tragedy of all - Russell vanishing when colchester folk needed him most.
[quote][p][bold]ImpossibleMission[/bold] wrote: Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area. The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates. Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public. (Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean. Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year ![/p][/quote]Excuse me but IM you forgot the the biggest tragedy of all - Russell vanishing when colchester folk needed him most. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -1

9:20am Sat 19 Jul 14

ImpossibleMission says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
ImpossibleMission wrote:
Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area.
The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates.
Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public.
(Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean.
Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year !
Excuse me but IM you forgot the the biggest tragedy of all - Russell vanishing when colchester folk needed him most.
Yes i agree with you something very strange is going on at Wimpole Road
Oh well I am sure he will appear in 2015.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpossibleMission[/bold] wrote: Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area. The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates. Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public. (Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean. Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year ![/p][/quote]Excuse me but IM you forgot the the biggest tragedy of all - Russell vanishing when colchester folk needed him most.[/p][/quote]Yes i agree with you something very strange is going on at Wimpole Road Oh well I am sure he will appear in 2015. ImpossibleMission
  • Score: -2

10:30pm Sat 19 Jul 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
ImpossibleMission wrote:
Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area.
The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates.
Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public.
(Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean.
Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year !
Excuse me but IM you forgot the the biggest tragedy of all - Russell vanishing when colchester folk needed him most.
Do we really need him though? The man is a bumbling fool who has made a career of backing things of little or no importance & wasting the time of the house with his pointless questions.

Dear old Bob keeping quiet about things that really matter is just business as usual.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpossibleMission[/bold] wrote: Two Dentists, a Teacher at the 6th Form College and now an Optician Struck off in the area. The bastions of the public sector classes, like falling plates. Plus Three Knife Murders, subsequent numerous Knife attacks on members of the public. (Worldwide) One Boeing 777 aircraft missing in the Indian Ocean. Another 777 shot down in eastern Europe. What a year ![/p][/quote]Excuse me but IM you forgot the the biggest tragedy of all - Russell vanishing when colchester folk needed him most.[/p][/quote]Do we really need him though? The man is a bumbling fool who has made a career of backing things of little or no importance & wasting the time of the house with his pointless questions. Dear old Bob keeping quiet about things that really matter is just business as usual. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: -1

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