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CAROLINE CHITTY BSc MCOptom DipTP(IP) FBCLA

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London Medical, 49 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5HJ

Caroline Chitty BSc MCOptom DipTP(IP) FBCLA

Caroline Chitty is an optometrist specialising in medical contact lenses, dry eye management and myopia control. She specialises in fitting lenses for complex eye conditions such as keratoconus, post refractive surgery complications and diseased corneas.

In 1993 Caroline started working in the Harley Street area and has been there ever since. She has worked alongside top consultant ophthalmologists specialising in cataract and refractive surgery, and corneal disease including keratoconus, which is where her interest in medical contact lenses began. She can fit all types of complex contact lenses including soft, gas permeable, scleral and hybrid.

As well as running a private practice, Caroline works at The Western Eye Hospital in the medical contact lens and corneal clinics. She is also on the specialist register for Independent Prescribing in Ocular Therapeutics and has been awarded a Fellowship of The British Contact Lens Association.


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Contact Lens Practitioner & Optometrist

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Clinic Services

Services at a Glance

Contact Lens Fitting

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Caroline's interest in medical contact lenses began in the early 90's, when she started fitting patients who had undergone early forms of refractive surgery and has continued ever since. She can fit all types of contact lenses including those required for keratoconus, complicated prescriptions and post refractive surgery complications. Many of the lenses she fits are bespoke; tailoring each contact lens to each patient's unique measurements and visual requirements. No eye or patient is the same and what works for one may not necessarily work for another.

Dry Eye Management

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Dry eye disease affects many people. Contact lenses, refractive surgery and computer use can all add to the discomfort, with individuals finding themselves in a vicious cycle of dryness which they cannot seem to control. A permanent cure for dry eyes is not yet available; however symptoms can often be managed with a mixture of lid hygiene, drops and hot compresses. Caroline is pleased to offer treatment for dry eye; including Belphex and MiBo Thermoflo, which when used in conjunction with home therapy can prove very effective.

Private Eye Examinations

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It is recommended that all adults have an eye examination at least once every two years. An eye examination is more than just simply a sight test and can be very important in maintaining the overall health of your eye. Regular eye examinations are still necessary after any form of refractive surgery. As an optometrist with a speciality in refractive surgery, Caroline can offer an eye examination with a greater understanding of your post-operative requirements. All patients attending for an eye examination will receive impartial advice and a copy of their spectacle prescription.

Myopia Control

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Myopia is the inability to see distance objects clearly. This is often referred to as being short-sighted. There is now considerable interest amongst many eye care practitioners in adopting strategies to slow down the progression of myopia in children. This can be achieved with the use of specially designed contact lenses. The first of which are OrthoK lenses. These are contact lenses, worn overnight, which alter the shape of the cornea. This reshaping is temporary and usually only lasts for a day or two. So as long as the lenses are worn overnight, no glasses or contact lenses are required during the day. The second are multifocal soft contact lenses which were originally designed to give adults over the age of 45 clear vision at distance and near.



"As a specialist contact lens practitioner, it is a privilege to be able to work closely with each of my patients, offering a bespoke service to help them achieve the visual result they want, within a professional and supportive environment."

Contact Lens Practitioner & Optometrist

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Instructional Videos

Scleral lens handling

Instructional video showing how to insert, remove and care for scleral lenses

Gas permeable lens handling

Instructional video showing insertion and removal technique for RGP contact lenses

Insertion of hybrid lenses

Instructional video showing correct insertion and removal technique for RGP contact lenses

Removal of hybrid lenses

Instructional video showing correct insertion and removal technique for RGP contact lenses


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Tube Information

The nearest stations are Baker Street and Regents Park. Both are within a 10 minute walk.

Parking

There are two car parks nearby, at Beaumont Street and Moxom Street. There is short term meter parking in the surrounding streets. Marylebone High Street is within the Congestion Zone.