Optometry Dubai

An optometrist is trained to prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision, and to diagnose and treat various eye diseases. Moorfields team of highly knowledgeable optometrists uses state-of-the art equipment to measure and correct vision defects very accurately.

Eden Vergara


Baccalaureate in Optometry

Eden graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Optometry from the Centro Escolar University, Philippines.

She has more than 14 years’ experience as a practising optometrist in well-known eye hospitals in the UAE. Whilst specialising in contact lens fittings, Eden’s other fields of interest include Pre-Lasik Testing, Visual Field Analyser, Corneal Topography, Fundus Photography, IOL and Calibrating Excimer Laser.

Taisear Ali Alqwaqezah



Taisear Ali Alqwaqezah is a highly qualified Optometrist with more than 20 years of experience in his specialist field. His expertise extends across a wide range of key vision tests and diagnostic techniques, including general eye testing, OCT, Visual Field, A-B Scan, Intra-Ocular Lens Master, Fluorescein Angiography, Pentacam, Fundus Scopy, and Intra-Ocular Pressure Measuring.

Taisear graduated as an Optometry & Optical Technician (Optometrist) from university in Jordan before starting his career in Jordan as an assistant optometrist at a leading hospital in Amman. He then continued his professional career in leading general surgical hospitals in the UAE, as an Optometrist & Ophthalmic Assistant, before joining the team at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai.

Zachary Cairns



Zachary Cairns is an Optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, In Dubai healthcare City.

He has more than 3 years of experience in Optometry in the UK and has practiced in leading medical institutions such as Moorfields Eye Hospital London.

His fields of interests are Speciality contact lenses, Ocular imaging and Galucoma. Having built and refined his skills in refraction, low vision (adult and paediatric) and Contact lenses, he progressed to gain invaluable experience in monitoring Cataract, glaucoma and keratoconus.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Optometry from the Ulster University in 2016. In addition, he has recently received a Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.

Zachary has been selected as a finalist in the category of “newly-qualified Optometrist of the year” 2020 in the Association of Optometrists awards.

Alexander Salazar Aguirre



Alexander Salazar Aguirre is a highly qualified Optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai in Dubai Healthcare City.

He has more than 16 years of regional and international experience in refractive surgery & low vision patients, specialty contact lenses and special diagnostics; he has practiced in several countries including Colombia, Spain, India and United Arab Emirates.

His further fields of interests include research, investigations and electro diagnostic procedures.

He holds a Baccalaureate in Optometry from Saint Martin University in Colombia (2003) and a Degree in Optometry from Murcia University in Spain (2015), in addition to a Masters in Public Health Management (2007) and a Certificate in Low Vision from the Low Vision Institute, Madrid, Spain (2016).

He is a member of the Spanish General Council of Optometry and a Medical Manager of the NGO Project Rescue in both India and Spain.


Prof. Mandeep S. Sagoo
MB, BChir, PhD (Cantab.), FRCS (Ed.), FRCOphth Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Professor of Ophthalmology and Ocular Oncology Moorfields Eye Hospit...
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Dr. Qasiem Nasser
MD, MRCOphth, FEBO, FRCS(Ed) Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Specialist in Oculoplastic Surgery Specialist in Cataract and Refractive Vision Correc...
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Dr. Mark Wilkins
MD, FRCOphth Consultant Corneal Surgeon and Corneal Service Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) Dr. Wilkins is a specialist in corneal dis...
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Dr. Darakhshanda Khurram
MBBS, FRCS (Glasgow), ICO, MCPS Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Khurram is experienced in Retinopathy of Prematurity screening and mana...
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