Roshana and Karan Malik, met at Aston University in Birmingham where they completed their degree in Optometry. Shortly after, they both also completed their Doctorate in Optometry equivalency at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Having worked within busy community corporate and independent practices, they decided to expand their scope of practice and began working with a refractive surgery company - gaining experience in pre and post operative care. Their next career move was into hospital optometry working alongside highly experienced consultant ophthalmologists at Moorfields Eye Hospital - where they are currently still working part time.
Whilst searching for a home in Redbourn, they fell upon a space which they felt could be transformed into a local Eyecare practice for the village and surrounding areas - encompassing all of the experience they had gained along the way. Since the summer of 2017, Redbourn Eyecare has been providing quality eyecare services and products to all of patients.
The Optometrists are joined by a team of knowledgeable, dedicated and lovely staff that complete the model of a neighbourhood eyecare practice.
Karan, a native of Canada, moved to the UK to pursue a degree in Optometry from Aston University in Birmingham. After graduating in 2010, Karan completed his pre-registration year training in a busy community practice and a local university hospital ophthalmology department in South London. Here, he gathered valuable experience in acute eyecare services, binocular vision and orthoptic clinics, low visions clinics and neonatal ophthalmology.
In 2014, Karan temporarily moved back to Canada to complete his Doctor of Optometry Equivalency at the University of Waterloo. This added a level of excellence and expertise in Optometry.
After moving back to the UK, Karan with his wife, opened Redbourn Eyecare. This Practice was created as a joint venture to provide the surrounding community with quality Eyecare and related services with a strong emphasis on excellent patient experience and rapport.
When not working at his practice, Karan works at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in a Glaucoma Specialty. Karan also provides post-surgery care for cataract, refractive lens exchange, and implantable contact lens (ICL) patients at an established clinic in Harley Street, London.
In his spare time, Karan enjoys spending time with his little dog, Layla, who accompanies Karan to work daily and whom you can see around the village on walks. Karan is a keen Motorsport fanatic, traveller and bodybuilding enthusiast.
Born and raised in the UK, Roshana started attending eyecare appointments at a very young age. With strong family history of Myopia(short-sightedness) and Glaucoma, Roshana's parents were keen to have her eyes tested and examined routinely. This early exposure to the world of Optometry and Ophthalmology drove Roshana to where she is today.
Following her graduation with an Optometry Degree from Aston University in 2010, Roshana completed a pre-registration training year at a busy community practice in Luton with placements at the excellent Ophthalmology department at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Here, Roshana was exposed to Emergency, Medical Retina, Low vision and Paediatric eye clinics.
After working in community practices around the UK for a few years years, Roshana expanded her scope by working in pre and post operative care for a surgical company. Roshana furthered her quest for excellence by pursuing her Doctor of Optometry equivalency at the Waterloo University in Canada.
Shortly after her return to the UK, Roshana with her husband, started Redbourn Eyecare. This Practice was created as a joint venture to provide the surrounding community with quality Eyecare and related services with a strong emphasis on excellent patient experience and rapport.
When not at Redbourn Eyecare, Roshana works in a Medical Retina Specialty at the prestigous Moorfields Eye Hospital.
In her own time, Roshana is a keen foodie and traveller, enjoys a 'bit' of retail therapy and loves spending time with her four-legged furbaby, Layla.
Gemma has been with us since we started the practice and is a knowledgeable member of the team; bringing with her a vast amount of previous experience of working within the optical field. When not in the practice, she is a keen photographer and has captured many a stunning wedding day. Gemma lives in a local village with her husband, son and dog, Poppy.
Rosie joined us at the beginning of 2019 and was a welcomed addition to the team. Having grown up in the village, Rosie is a familiar face to many of our patients and has a meticulous eye for detail. As a spectacle wearer herself, Rosie knows only too well the difference the right pair of spectacles can make. When not in the practice, Rosie loves walking her dog, Tiggy, and riding horses in the surrounding countryside.
Natalie joined us alongside Emma at the end of 2019. Having needed her vision corrected since the age of four, Natalie wears both contact lenses and spectacles and can relate to patients on both a professional and personal level. Previously working as a primary school teacher; Natalie is passionate about communication and has a love of stationary, colour-coding and organising. She lives in the village with her husband and two young children and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the village community.
Joining us alongside Natalie at the end of 2019, Emma brings an element of calm to the team. Nothing seems to faze her; she has a lovely professional manner and excellent customer service skills. As a spectacle wearer, Emma knows just how hard it can be to find the right frame and is always on hand to help you to choose yours. Ever the creative, Emma is a qualified florist and runs her own small business in her spare time. She has always lived in the village and loves working locally.
By far the most popular member of our team! Layla joined us in 2018 and has made herself at home ever since. Layla enjoys saying hello to all our patients on her daily walks around the village, however she requires a bit more training in the field of optometry.