Brian Tompkins - TU Associate

Brian Tompkins BSc Hons FC Optom FBCLA


Brian is an experienced independent practitioner in his unique Victorian house-practice in Northampton UK.  

He is a council member and Fellow of the BCLA and is extremely proactive in fitting all types of contact lenses to any age and prescription. He feels that the market for contact lenses can be expanded to many more patients from children to presbyopes, and many opportunities are currently missed. He has a large continuous wear and presbyopic patient base and is keen on imaging and video capture for enhanced patient education.

He has been awarded the accolade ''One of The Best Clinical Photographers in the World Today'' by Prof Nathan Efron and regularly supplies images for lectures, magazine articles and publications worldwide. His work in contact lenses has included collaborative clinical trials with Eurolens Research, Visioncare Research Ltd and OTG Research & Consultancy.

He is a Key Opinion Leader and Clinical Advisor to Bausch & Lomb and Coopervision and Professional Consultant to Alcon, a Professional Advisory Panel Member for J&J Visioncare. And a Faculty Member of the Ciba Academy of Excellence.

He lectures internationally on business, dry eye and contact lens topics, all based on real life experience in the consulting room. More recently he has been trying to spread the concept of charging proper fees and business development following the implementation of a Care Plan System in his own practice 4 years ago.

When voted “Best in Show” at a Bausch & Lomb Global Symposium, Brian learnt that people retain more by being entertained while being educated and so since that time his lectures and workshops have been interactive and fun, sometimes even hilarious, but always informative.

He is maybe Optometry’s best known EDUTAINER.