Mr Kevin McNally

Consultant Optometrist

B.Sc (Honours), Member of College of Optometrists, Honours Fellowship (Low Vision), Association of British Dispensing Opticians

Year qualified:1979

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr McNally has worked in the field of Low Vision Rehabilitation since 1983, initially as a GOC registered dispensing optician, more recently as an optometrist. This has enabled him to not only help many thousands of people make the most of their residual vision, but also to indulge his interests in the associated vision science. Mr McNally is lucky enough to have worked with many leading ophthalmologists, and helped to enable the optimum visual outcomes for patients’ suffering from rare as well as more common sight impairments, or who have undergone ground breaking eye surgery. His work involves specialist visual assessment, and manufacture of Telescopic, Bioptic and Trioptic devices, and specially designed high power single unit lenses and novel tints, as well as optical and electronic magnifiers.

Mr McNally has a keen interest in low vision training, and providing my colleagues in social care and education with the maximum support and information to enable people with impaired sight to thrive in society.

As his research reflects, he is interested in the uses of technology for early diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and rehabilitation of sight threatening disease, as well as more general Visual Psychophysics, and functional and psychosocial outcomes of vision loss.

As well as running a Low Vision clinics at three NHS hospitals, Mr McNally is also a visiting lecturer and clinical supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University Optometry Department, as well as a member of their Vision and Eye Research Unit Glaucoma Triage service. He regularly teaches vision sciences and low vision to junior ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, Visual Impairment teachers and social workers. He has also provided GOC approved Continuing Education and Training courses to Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians.

Mr McNally offers the following specialist services


  • Refraction and low vision assessment

  • Low vision aids

  • Ophthalmic diagnostic testing

  • Cataract surgery assessment

  • Ptosis management

Professional Membership



  • College of Optometrists

  • Association of Optometrists

  • Association of British Dispensing Opticians

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

  • International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation

  • British Contact Lens Association.

Clinical Interests



  • Low vision assessment and rehabilitation

  • Low vision aids

  • Bioptics and training

  • Ophthalmic diagnostic testing

  • Glaucoma and macular disease monitoring

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