Senior Optometrist / Chairman
Our senior Optometrist, Nick Rumney, is absolutely passionate about clinical optometry and the real benefits it can bring to people. When not extolling the benefits to clients, patients and staff alike he can be found lecturing and teaching up and down the UK as well as abroad. He was one of the earliest Optometrists to specialise; including low vision and primary care with therapeutic prescribing.
Nick loves to combine his optometry with travel, he has practised as an Optometrist in Australia, Jamaica and Kenya and spoken at venues as diverse as Seattle, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Medellin (Colombia), Helsinki, Pretoria and most recently Melbourne.
Nick was our first Optometrist to qualify in Independent Prescribing, meaning the majority of eye conditions can be treated and managed in the practice without the need for outside referral. He has since guided eight other Optometrists through this process and it is now a fundamental part of how we practice at BBR Optometry.
When not involved in optometry or busy at BBR, Nick can be found indulging his hobby of photography and following
international ugby, especially the Six Nations. Though a keen supporter of England he also has a soft spot for Ireland. Married to Linda, a retired practice nurse, Nick has two children born and brought up in Hereford, one a manufacturing engineer and the other a first response paramedic based in London’s East End.