122 Sandgate Road
Tel: 01303 254471
Fax: 01303 220677
Access: This practice is all on one level with step free access from street.
Parking: On street parking outside practice or choice of Sainsbury’s, Pleydell Gardens and Leas Cliff carparks.
|Mr Mike Thomason BSc (Hons) MCOptom|
Mr Mike Thomason BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Mike Thomason Graduated with an honours degree in Optometry from City University, London in 1989. He undertook his pre-registration training with Cargills in Folkestone, his home town where he lives with his young family. He became a partner in the firm in 1995. He has experience in private practice as well as Hospital contact lens and low vision clinics. He now enjoys applying these skills along with general sight testing to both NHS & Private patients in community optometry. He is able to offer coloured overlay assessments for children with reading difficulties (Irlen’s syndrome / dyslexia). He is also accredited to provide post surgical cataract patient checks, as well as driver’s visual field testing for the DVLA.
|Mr Paul Thompson BSc (Hons) MCOptom|
Mr Paul Thompson BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Paul Thompson studied Optometry in Birmingham, graduating with an honours degree in 1999. Originally from Leeds he undertook his pre-registration training year in Harrogate and from 2000-2001 practised in Trinidad W.I. Prior to moving to Kent in 2008 he practiced in London as an optometrist and low vision practitioner. Paul has worked with Cargills since 2008 and became a partner in 2011. He has a special interest in contact lenses, Meares Irlen syndrome (Visual Stress) and low vision for which he has undergone additional training by the RNIB. Paul is married with two young sons and in his free time enjoys cycling and running.
|Mr Bendre Dalton BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO|
Mr Bendre Dalton BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO
Bendre Dalton qualified as a Dispensing Optician in South Africa in 1998. He moved to the UK in 2000 and worked as a Dispensing Optician until 2008 when he returned to university to study Optometry. Bendre successfully completed his studies with a First Class Honours degree and since qualifying has worked in Jersey Channel Islands and more recently in East Kent. While in Jersey Bendre carried out specialised contact lens fitting to post corneal graft and keratoconic patients and performed regular coloured overlay assessment. Bendre is particularly interested in myopia control in children, binocular vision anomalies and dry eye management. In his free time he enjoys cycling and dinghy sailing.
Deborah started working in Optics in 1991 and qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1997 and as a Contact Lens Optician in 1999. After several years in Contact lens practice fitting a range of lens types she returned to studying and qualified as an Optometrist in 2010.
In addition to contact lenses she has a particular interest in low vision and glaucoma and holds the College of Optometrists professional certificate in glaucoma.
She runs a community glaucoma clinic at Cargills Folkestone practice in conjunction with East Kent Hospitals, providing initial assessments and monitoring of glaucoma patients. In her spare time she enjoys cycling and has recently started to participate in triathlons.
Cargills Optometrists commitment to value is not only about the price of our services and products but also the extra attention we give, like the expert and impartial advice and the confidence we aim to give you that you have made the correct choice for your eyecare and eyewear.
We believe the prices we charge are fair for the level of service and products we offer and continually search for the latest and best eyecare products available for you.