Our Optometrists

Our highly experienced professionals carry out pre-laser examinations and a variety of eye tests.

Your vision is our priority

Our optometrists are highly skilled professionals. They run the uniquely rigorous pre-laser examinations each patient undergoes prior to proceeding to excimer laser surgery. 

Also part of their expertise is to check patients for other refractive disorders such as correction of vision with spectacles or contact lenses, whether for reading or distance. 

If you have any questions concerning your vision, the consultation, or indeed the surgery itself, your optometrist will be only too happy to answer them.

Justin Kodurand

Justin Kodurand joined Saint James Eye Clinic as a visiting optometrist in 2009. He graduated from UMIST, Manchester with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Optometry in 1997 and spent several years working in the UK with Boots Opticians and Specsavers before returning to Malta.

Mr Kodurand strives for precision in all aspects of his clinical care and is a fervent believer in continued professional development to maintain high levels of optometric service delivery. In 2012 he was awarded an MSc in Clinical Optometry. Mr Kodurand has a particular interest in refractive surgery, anterior eye disease and medical retina.

Dario Polopovic

Justin Kodurand joined Saint James Eye Clinic as a visiting optometrist in 2009. He graduated from UMIST, Manchester with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Optometry in 1997 and spent several years working in the UK with Boots Opticians and Specsavers before returning to Malta.

Mr Kodurand strives for precision in all aspects of his clinical care and is a fervent believer in continued professional development to maintain high levels of optometric service delivery. In 2012 he was awarded an MSc in Clinical Optometry. Mr Kodurand has a particular interest in refractive surgery, anterior eye disease and medical retina.

Kerstien Gabarretta

Kerstien Gabarretta studied Optometry at Bradford university from 1991-1994 and graduated with honours. Placement year under supervision at Auckland Opticians in Yorkshire gaining valuable experience and passing all the exams required to become a member of the British College of Optometrists of which he remains a member to date. He is registered to practice Optometry in Malta with the Council of Profession Complementary to medicine in 1995.
He obtained a Diploma in Ophthalmology in 1985. He did an ophthalmology residency at St Luke’s Hospital Malta, Leeds General Infirmary, Royal Liverpool Eye Hospital and Middlesex Hospital London. He was appointed consultant ophthalmic surgeon in 1989.

Dario Polopovic

Justin Kodurand joined Saint James Eye Clinic as a visiting optometrist in 2009. He graduated from UMIST, Manchester with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Optometry in 1997 and spent several years working in the UK with Boots Opticians and Specsavers before returning to Malta.

Mr Kodurand strives for precision in all aspects of his clinical care and is a fervent believer in continued professional development to maintain high levels of optometric service delivery. In 2012 he was awarded an MSc in Clinical Optometry. Mr Kodurand has a particular interest in refractive surgery, anterior eye disease and medical retina.

Watch and Learn

Our ophthalmologists explain our leading treatments

The Risks of SMILE 2:29

Melvin Gouder explains some of the risks that may be associated with the SMILE procedure.

The New Dry Eye Clinic 3:20

Justin Kodurand introduces the Saint James Dry Eye Clinic, the first of its kind in Malta.

Eye Laser Treatment Recovery 2:45

Francis Carbonaro answers common questions about recovery after laser eye surgery.

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Timetable

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