During September 2017 we are celebrating the milestone that is 10 years of ‘Ali Mearza, Vision Correction London’.
To kick off the celebrations, last weekend we invited over 100 people including members of our team, friends, family and colleagues to Kensington Roof Gardens for a Summer BBQ and cocktails and the party was sizzling!
The rain held off, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was happy and relaxed. It was great to catch up with old friends and the event was a fantastic opportunity and environment for everyone to let their hair down after working so hard. Everyone who came even got to eat mini cupcakes with Ali Mearza’s face on them!
While we ate, a band played a variety of well known tracks that got some of our team up on their feet dancing. A select group of us even managed to stay until the end of the night dancing in to the small hours!
So what are we celebrating?
10 years ago in September 2007 Mr Mearza took up his first NHS consultant job at London’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and it was then that he started his private practice, Ali Mearza, Vision Correction London. The practice has been going from strength to strength and has seen many innovations and developments to ensure we continue to provide a first class service to our patients.
To reach consultant level, Mr Mearza had already completed some 15 years of training, firstly at medical school to become a registered doctor and then further training to build on this with experience in a variety of specialities before choosing ophthalmology as his dedicated career path.
During his eye training, he chose to sub-specialise in cornea, laser and lens surgery. He undertook corneal fellowship training at Moorfields NHS Trust and then went on to complete a further fellowship in laser eye surgery and other vision correction techniques on the Island of Crete, the birthplace of modern LASIK laser eye surgery.
In September 2007 he first set up his private practice and worked hard to build a small team of like-minded staff to support him. Bev, our long standing secretary joined shortly after this to manage all of the administration, enquiries and bookings and remains an integral part of our team today.
The team has now expanded as we have welcomed new staff to support the growing practice. We have created new roles such as patient pathway co-ordinators, social media management, business development and book keeping. We now run clinics and operating lists 3 days a week and once a month on a Saturday.
The dream team behind the magic!
Over the last 10 years Mr Mearza has pioneered new treatments and technologies to ensure that his patients are offered the latest treatments and have access to the best possible care wherever possible.
Technology and life never stand still and neither do we! We have a number of exciting new developments and projects on the horizon so watch this space, and check us out on our various social media platforms to keep up to date with the latest news. We look forward to the next 10 years as well as the next party!