It all started when Junaid Khan with the help of financing from family, Lockhat Charities Trust and a weekend flea market

stall, graduated from University of Durban Westville in 1998 with a Degree in Optometry.

Registered as a full practicing optometrist, with the then South African Medical Council (now HPCSA)

Having done voluntary work on Phelophepa healthcare train and Red cross flying doctor service to remote parts of SA,

Junaid was keen to experience some international travel and get some stamps on his first SA passport.

 

Junaid left for United Kingdom as a backpacker to experience life abroad.

With very limited funds and having no contacts or relatives in London he stayed in a youth hostel for SA backpackers whilst doing security work at night.

 

 

Thereafter Junaid did optical dispensing and in 2001 passed the General Optical Council UK qualifying examination to register as a practicing optometrist for United Kingdom.

Junaid was nominated for election to General Optical Council UK Board in 2006.

Since 2001 Junaid Khan has performed an excess of 65 000 sight tests in United Kingdom from very young children to elderly, and performed thousands of diabetic screenings in Central Manchester.

A far cry from humble beginnings...

South African soil is where his heart was, and returned to SA with his wife Salma, and two young children Sharif and

Sofia ,to live in our wonderful country and to share his knowledge and experience.

With Salma's close family from Uitenhage and Junaid being an avid nature fan, Eastern Cape was the Natural choice to settle.

Patients are encouraged to contact him, pop in for a chat or just advice.

 

 

 

 

Links

http://trainofhope.org/

http://www.hpcsa.co.za/

http://www.optical.org/