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Mrs Vanessa Uden FBDO CL MBCLA
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Mrs Vanessa Uden FBDO CL

I am a Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician and I've worked in optics since 1993. I worked my way from an Optical assistant and became a Dispensing Optician in 1998, continuing my education further to become a Contact Lens Optician in 2001.

I currently work as a Contact Lens Optician with a specific interest in dry eyes and specialist lenses. I have helped many patients get the lenses that suit them and work with their specific needs to enable them to get the best out of lenses.

The brightly coloured images (right and left below) show Keratoconus and Pellucid Marginal Corneal degeneration (PMD), measured on a Topographer used to show a contour map of the front of the eye. Using this I can prescribe forms of Gas Permeable lenses to raise vision to impressive levels. This can be life changing. One of my patients (represented with the central profile image) had lost his ability to paint, as he could no longer distinguish when his paint brush touched the canvas. With my help he went in to apply to be on Sky Arts painting programme, it was extremely rewarding to give this patient his passion back. 

KC topography KC profile PMD topography

KC topography

KC profile

PMD topography

The patient in the images (below) has had a traumatic injury to her left cornea. Some patients are very self conscious and so the next image of a near matched soft contact lens will give the patient improved confidence and can also feel more comfortable visually. "

Prosthetics 1 Prosthetics 2

Prosthetics 1

Prosthetics 2

My home is Farnborough, Hampshire with my husband and child. Outside work my interests are rugby, specifically London Irish and, as my email address suggests, I love September as its Strictly Come Dancing time!

I look forward to helping you with your needs. My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I am currently practicing in Woking and looking to set up contact lens/dry eye clinics in Surrey, Hants and Berks. My Contact Lens Referral form can be found here.



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