Hi, I am Somari Biehler
I am a registered Member of the College of Optometry and I qualified as an Opthalmic Optician in 1995 in South Africa at the Rand Afrikaans University.
Since then I also gained qualifications in Psychology, Education and Counselling.
I continuously update my knowledge and practice with the latest techniques and technology by attending conferences in various locations such as Milan, Paris, Las Vegas and New York.
I have been very fortunate to gain a vast range of experiences in optometry by working as a lecturer at a university practice and as a volunteer on an eye care train serving the underprivileged communities in rural Southern Africa.
In 1997 a major optical chain recruited me to the UK, where i served in various capacities. I have also provided primary eye care as a lo cum Optometrist in the Chiltern, Wycombe and Oxfordshire area.
After working in these various practices across these areas I was shocked just how impersonal the patient journey has become in Optometry .
On the 3rd of May 2002, my dream came true: Chiltern Opticians ltd. opened its doors for the first time in the beautiful village of Great Missenden.
We want to serve you with integrity and uncompromised values. My ambition is to grow a successful practice to benefit the wider community:
- I have a passion to improve the vision for children and to make their eye test experience enjoyable
- I enjoy fitting contact lenses, especially soft varifocal lenses and love a challenge!
- I stive to improve the quality of life for my patients by providing quality fashionable eye wear of the highest standards
- I invest back into the community by having information sessions at schools and various organisations.
- I like to support people in full time Christian ministry by helping them with their eye care needs.
- I am interested in you as an individual: if you have special needs or suggestions on how we can improve our service to you, please come and talk to me