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Nicola Wood

Specialist Optometrist

BSc(Hons) MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Specialising in glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), newly appointed Nicola Wood brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.

Nicola has over 10 years experience of refractive and cataract surgery, and has worked alongside a large number of consultant ophthalmologists specialising in diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

Nicola graduated from City University in 2002 with a First Class Honors degree. She went on to win the Presidents prize for the highest aggregate mark in the College of Optometrists professional qualifying exams. She completed her Independent Prescribing diploma at Glasgow Caladonian University and previously worked at Kingston Hospital in a glaucoma clinic and eye casualty.

She also worked with one of the UK’s leading retinal consultants on Harley Street, and has been involved in several research projects including the latest treatments for dry AMD. She also speaks regularly at training events for optometrists and GPs.

General Optical Council
MC Optom
Association Optonmetrists
British contact lens association
Independents code


Nicola immediately put me at my ease, she talked me through all the various tests and explained how the various machines and gadgets would work.

Testimonial #2

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

Testimonial #3

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

Testimonial #4

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

Testimonial #5

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!

Testimonial #6

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

Testimonial #7

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