Naomi Smith, B.Sc. (Hons) M.C.Optom, Associate Optometrist.
Naomi has been a qualified Optometrist since September 2002. She studied at Aston University, graduated with honours in 2001, and completed her professional qualifications in 2002. Naomi has worked at the practice since October 2002.
Naomi has completed further training with the RNIB and specialises in low vision. Using this training she works for Gateshead Sight Service in their Monday low vision clinic at Bensham Hospital.
As part of the Gateshead Diabetic Screening scheme, Naomi is registered to conduct diabetic retinal screening and has received specialist training in this field. She is also registered with DVLA to conduct driving medical examinations. Currently Naomi is secretary for the Local Optometric Committee and is immediate past Chairman of "The North East Optical Society".
In her personal life Naomi spends most weekends travelling the country to sailing competitions with her husband Phil. She is also a member of the council at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. She is a fully qualified sailing istructor and powerboat driver.