Heidelberg Engineering has appointed Tim Cole to the position of clinical market development manager.
Mr Cole trained as an NHS ophthalmology photographer at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and joins from Topcon, where he spent six years.
In his new role, he will support Heidelberg's director of clinical affairs, Christopher Mody, in training clinicians and supporting their research projects.
Heidelberg’s UK director, Krysten Williams, said of Mr Cole’s appointment: “We are very focused on strengthening our education team, via our academy, and to hold our position as leaders in clinical education. Tim comes to us with quite a pedigree and will help us with education at every level from hospital, research and High Street optometry.”
Mr Cole expressed his excitement to join the Heidelberg team and get hands-on with its equipment.
“I always knew that the Spectralis is a very specialised piece of technology, but the more I have gotten to know its functionality, the more amazed I am. Moving from a camera to a laser for image capture is always going to bring a different quality. The Spectralis’ precision in capturing images of the back of the eye surpasses anything that I have ever seen before,” he enthused.