View from Greece: Spotlight on eye care

Bill Harvey talks to Christos Papageorgiou about the development of eye care in Greece

Bill Harvey Tell me a little about your background and what inspired you to become an optometrist

Christos Papageorgiou I come from a family of opticians. My father started a business in 1980 and following on his steps my two sisters and I also qualified as opticians. I graduated from the optics department of Athens Technological Institute in 2005 and later the same year I entered the optometry course at City University.

Following my graduation in 2008 with first class I completed my pre-registration year, became a member of the College of Optometrists, the AOP and registered with the GOC. Today I still hold the above memberships and follow CET. I remember from a relatively young age my father talking to me about optics and optometry so I guess this inspired me to choose optometry as a future profession. The United Kingdom has undoubtedly the highest level of optometry in Europe and I consider myself very fortunate for being able to receive part of my education at City where I had many great teachers.

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