David Bridgman

David Bridgman BOptom, Certificate in Ocular Pharmacology (Therapeutics), Glaucoma Prescriber, Hon Teaching Fellow in Optometry and Visual Science, University of Auckland.

David is a Dunedinite, and a third generation optometrist. Having been dux of Otago Boys High School in 1985, he was top scoring entrant to the optometry course and won several scholarships and prizes at Auckland University, both from the University and our professional association.
He has been a co-owner at Bridgman Eyecare since 1990 and has specialist expertise in contact lenses, childrens' vision, myopia control, and Orthokeratology.

In 2018, after many years of safely and effectively prescribing therapeutic drugs for  the eye, optometry in NZ won the right to prescribe long term treatments for Glaucoma.  Having spent time in the glaucoma clinics at Dunedin and Invercargill Hospital,  David was one of the first Optometrists in Dunedin to be registered in the new scope of practice of Glaucoma Prescriber.

David also has an interest in the visual problems caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sees several referrals from ACC per week.

As well as his therapeutics knowledge, David specialises in assessing children with reading problems. Often, he can assist with simple strategies such as eye exercises or spectacles. For visual stress (aka Meares-Irlen syndrome), he is able to prescribe and supply both coloured overlays and tinted spectacles.

Bridgman Eyecare's Optometrists have also been involved in the development of a new and innovative software-based system for diagnosis and management of visual stress causing both migraine and reading disabilities such as Irlen syndrome.

In his spare time David can be found in the fgreat outdoors, maybe e-biking to work or up a hill somewhere or with a fishing rod in hand.  

David works from Dunedin and Balclutha.
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