ABOUT US

What We Do

Our Services

Barnard Associates was started in 1979 by Professor Simon Barnard (now based in his London Practice – Barnard Levit Optometrists) and was created to provide high-quality patient care, specialising in eye health and paediatric eye care for the residents of Brighton and Hove.

The Practice has gone on to develop a distinction throughout Sussex and further afield, as a Practice for exceptional clinical eye care and is particularly known for its paediatric care especially with children with visual difficulties associated with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

Who We Are

Meet our amazing team at Barnard Optometrists

Principal Optometrist / Practice Partner

Jerome Chin Aleong

BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Jerome Chin Aleong

    I graduated from City University and was fully qualified to practise in the UK by age 22.

    Soon after my qualifications, I returned to my birthplace, Trinidad, to work with a small optical company called Ferriera Optical. After a 6-year period, I returned to the UK, initially with a small independent multiple in Hampshire. I started at Barnard Optometrists in October 2000 and became a Practice Partner in February 2005.

    In 2011, I did my qualifying examinations to be able to practise in Australia. (Long story!).

    Myopia Management – Complex Cases
    The Brian Holden Institute – Australia | March 2019
    Myopia Management
    The Brian Holden Institute – Australia | May 2017
    Cataract Accreditation
    WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre) | September 2012
    Certificate Course in Visual Impairment
    The City University | December 2005
    Certificate Course in Contact Lens Management
    The City University | May 2005
    Certificate Course in Ocular Therapeutics
    The City University | March 2004
    Certificate Course in Learning Difficulties
    The City University | May 2003
    Certificate course in Paediatric Optometry
    The City University | July 2002
    Member of the Association of Optometrists
    1999 – Present
    Member of Trinidad and Tobago Optometrist Association
    1993 – Present
    Member of the College of Optometrists
    1993 – Present
    General Optical Council
    1993 – Present

    Associate Optometrist

    Francesca Andersson

    Bsc (Hons) MCOptom
    Francesca Andersson

      After graduating from Cardiff University in 2010 I started working for a large high street optician in Exeter. I enjoyed my work but quickly felt pressure to push sales and to perform short eye tests. In 2012, I moved back to Brighton and started working for Eyesite, a large independent chain. At Eyesite I used Optomap and OCT imaging and became confident in interpreting the results and explaining my findings to my patients. In 2018 I joined Barnard Optometrists as I wanted to further my training and to work in a more clinical environment. In the last year, I have completed two myopia management courses and have been trained to perform lacrimal syringing and to fit punctal plugs. I am looking forward to more training opportunities in the future!

      I am currently enrolled with Cardiff University with post-graduate studies toward my Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.

      Association of Optometrists 202BSc (Hons) Optometry 2.1
      Cardiff University | June 2010 

      Infection Control and Prevention
      Association of Optometrists | June 2020
      Myopia Management – Complex Cases
      The Brian Holden Institute – Australia | April 2019
      Myopia Management
      The Brian Holden Institute – Australia | June 2018
      Cataract Accreditation
      WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre) | May 2014
      Member of the Association of Optometrists
      2013 – Present
      Member of the College of Optometrists
      2011 – Present
      General Optical Council
      2006 – Present

      Dispensing Optician

      Jenny Hartfield

        Jenny is an experienced registered Dispensing Optician. She is passionate about finding the right ophthalmic lenses and spectacles to meet her patients’ needs and style.

        Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians – FBDO
        Association of British Dispensing Opticians – ABDO
        General Optical Council – GOC

        Reception Team

        Karen & Cindy

        Karen and Cindy are our valued receptionists who will greet you on the phone and when you call in. They work hard “behind the scenes” to ensure all runs smoothly from appointments to contact lens shipments and much more.