Lecturers

Cheryl Swindells

Cheryl Swindells

Professional degree : FBDO (Hons)

Cheryl's career began as an Optical Assistant working in a high street multiple in 2001 before training as a Dispensing Optician and qualifying in 2006. She also attained her SMC (Tech) qualification in 2012. Since then, Cheryl has worked in both multiples and in independent practices and currently is a locum practitioner within the independent sector. Within her private practice she also specialises in prescribing precision tints for Visual Stress. Cheryl is a correspondence course tutor for the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, covering Optics, Contact Lenses and Customer Service. She is a Practical Examiner for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, examining both Preliminary and Final Qualifying Examinations Cheryl works as a clinical supervisor at The University of Bradford within the Optometry and Vision Science department teaching final year Optometry students. Alongside this, she is lecturing in Ophthalmic Dispensing at Bradford College teaching General & Ocular Anatomy and preparing first & third year students for their practical examinations.