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Connan Tam

Specialist Optometrist

BSc(Hons) Orthoptics BSc(Hons) Optometry MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Connan Tam is uniquely qualified both as an Orthoptist and Optometrist. He specialises in Paediatric eye care, contact lens fitting and dry eyes.

Connan Tam first qualified as an Orthoptist in 2004 at Liverpool University. He started working for Worthing and Southlands NHS trust then at Great Ormond Street for Children. He then furthered his career completing his second Bachelors degree in optometry at City University in 2009. He won the Greatest Aptitude with Children prize.

With his dual qualification in optics, Connan took on several roles including paediatric eye care at Hillingdon hospital, glaucoma practitioner and specialist contact lens practitioner at St Thomas Hospital of London, teaching of paediatric optometry, binocular vision and Visual Stress Assessment at City University. He also worked alongside several top paediatric consultant Ophthalmologists in their private clinics.

In 2013, Connan started his own clinic in Harley Street as a specialist optometrist/orthoptist as well as specialising in paediatric eye care and contact lens fitting. Several times a year, Connan visits several independent schools to provide vision screening for 4-5 year olds.

Connan was invited to join Burnett Hodd in 2014 and a year later became a partner in the business, merging his Harley Street clinic patients to the practice. His expertise in binocular vision has helped to expand the specialism of the practice.

General Optical Council
MC Optom
Association Optonmetrists
British contact lens association


The professionalism at this practice is beyond anything I have experienced before.


Amazing care, best eye exam I have had. The choice of spectacles frames and their advice was five stars.


The staff at Burnett Hodd and Tam are friendly, welcoming and highly professional, providing excellent service with state of the art equipment.


You can be confident that you won’t get ‘upsold’ at Burnett Hodd and Tam– after 45 minutes of various tests I was told that I didn’t need glasses – very refreshing!


Pleasant, friendly, and reassuringly professional. I would recommend Burnett Hodd and Tam to all my friends and family.

R. B.

I'm extremely pleased with the thorough eye test and service I received at Burnett Hodd and Tam.

L. C

Burnett Hodd and Tam have a very good range of frames and I'm delighted with the frames I've chosen along with the varifocal lenses they recommended.