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Optician banned from home visits after misconduct accusations
6:26pm Thursday 17th July 2014 in News
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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