Sense Medical team grows

The distributor of Canon Medical ophthalmic eye care products in the UK has appointed a clinical solutions director and clinical support engineer

Wearing a charcoal grey suit, Darren Hargreaves leans against the window of a black van with ‘Sense Medical’ printed along the side.

Sense Medical, a supplier of ophthalmic diagnostic solutions, has expanded its team with two new appointments.

The appointments signal a period of growth for the company, which earlier this year was confirmed as the UK and Ireland distributor of Canon’s ophthalmic eye care products.

Darren Hargreaves (pictured above) has joined the company as clinical solutions director, with more than 28 years of experience.

Most recently, Hargreaves worked with Carl Zeiss Ltd as clinical application specialist for imaging, and was previously deputy head of imaging at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Commenting on his new position, he said: “I aim to show the UK market the importance and new advantages of widefield OCT and OCTA from Canon.”

“Canon has brought to the ophthalmology world the first commercially available swept source OCT with the Xephilio OCTS1, which incorporates a single scan capture of 23mm and OCTA single capture of 23mm x 20mm, combined with AI and deep learning,” he explained, adding that he was proud to be at “the forefront” of revolution in OCT imaging.

Sense Medical highlighted Hargreaves’ knowledge of how technology has developed over time.

Joe Blamire has also joined the company, taking on the position of clinical support engineer.

Joe Blamire is photographed by the open door of a black van with ‘Sense Medical’ printed along the side. He wears a shirt with sleeves rolled to his elbows and smiles wide at the camera.
Joe Blamire

Blamire moves from the Sheffield diabetic eye screening programme, where he was involved in screening patients in community clinics with Canon CR-2 AF Retinal Cameras, as well as grading the images.

In his new role, Blamire will combine elements of the service department including equipment maintenance, repairs, and technical support, with clinical knowledge.

“I’m excited to be working with a globally recognised medical imaging brand that is already well-established in the industry,” he said, adding that he was eager to see the positive impact the Canon equipment could have on patient eye care.

Abdul Jahangir, CEO at Sense Medical, said of the latest appointments: “We are thrilled to have both Darren and Joe on board, ensuring our customer service is always improving.”