Dr Farra Raqib


Ms Raqib MCOptom has over 16 years experience in Optometry. After graduating in 2003, she completed her clinical experience in Bradford between community practice and the Bradford Royal Infirmary eye department. Over the years she has accumulated experience in a range of aspects of patient care, pathway planning and education. These include:

  • Opening a pre and post natal clinic alongside an ophthalmology clinic for women and children in a deprived area of Yemen
  • Hospital experience including optometry and ophthalmology consultations
  • Community triage of referrals to secondary care, including the community management of ocular hypertension and glaucoma patients
  • Vast experience in working with a variety of community opticians, multiples, and independents. This includes sight testing, low vision, paediatrics and contact lens consultations
  • Training optical assistants, pre-registration Optometrists and supporting newly qualified Optometrists
  • Examiner for the Minor Eye Conditions Scheme (MECS) with the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC), the University of Cardiff
  • Currently the chair of the Derbyshire Local Optical Committee (LOC). This involves the planning of patient pathways in and around Derbyshire, working alongside acute trusts and commissioners

Postgraduate education:

  • College of Optometrists Professional certificate in Low Vision
  • College of Optometrists Professional certificate in Medical Retina
  • College of Optometrists Professional certificate in Glaucoma
  • College of Optometrists Higher Certificate in Glaucoma
  • Diploma in Therapeutics (Independent Prescribing)
  • Currently completing the Diploma in Glaucoma (UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital) alongside the Doctor of Optometry (Aston University)


Specialist interests:

  • Glaucoma
  • Medical Retina
  • Low Vision
  • Management of minor eye conditions
  • Paediatrics
  • Artificial intelligence in clinical decision making