Clinical Affairs


Best in class clinical training, education and advice

Topcon is proud to provide on-going, one-to-one training and advice of the highest professional standards.

The Clinical Affairs Team is committed to providing the best education and assistance to you, our customer. Only through teaching can we ensure all Topcon customers unlock the true potential of their investments and crucially, provide better patient care. As technology moves so quickly it is imperative that our team deliver only the highest level of training. These clinical support professionals are drawn from ophthalmic and optometric backgrounds and have unparalleled credentials and experience. 


Our Clinical Affairs Specialists


Laura Pigula

With 10 years experience within the optical industry starting as a spectacle dispenser and then becoming an Ophthalmic Photographer in 2012, Laura has been able to experience ophthalmic imaging in so many different settings, and using such a vast range of ophthalmic imaging equipment such as OCT, FFA/ICG, Fundus Photography and Slit Lamp imaging for different patient pathology.

Laura’s greatest achievement was working at Oxford Eye Hospital where she was part of the imaging research team and was relied upon by Prof MacLaren and C.K Patel to capture high quality images for their study patients in trials for conditions such as ROP, Choroideremia and Retinitis Pigmentosa.  



Rebecca Stoner

Rebecca graduated with a BSc in Optometry in 2007 from the University of Bradford. Before joining Topcon, she worked for 10 years in high street practice, combining testing with teaching on the company Pre-registration training programme. Since 2010, she has also worked as clinical teaching staff at the University of Bradford.

She is a member of the York and North Yorkshire Local Optometric Committee and an active Team Leader for Vision Aid Overseas



Nicola Bennett

Before joining Topcon in February 2017, Nicola worked in a Optometric practice for 7 years, using a wide range of ophthalmic imaging and measurement techniques utilising Topcon Instruments including OCT, fundus photography, OCT Angiography, Perimetry and other data collection technology. Nicola has a wealth of experience in OCT diagnosis and image capture with difficult patients and children.  Nicola gained a Level 4 certificate in OCT capture and is working towards the Foundation degree in OCT interpretation from The Gloucestershire Retinal Education Certificate of Higher Education.


To contact any of the members of the Clinical Affairs Team simply email