Nigel St. Rose Bsc. (Hons) MCOptom TPA cert is a British trained Optometrist (University of Manchester) who has been in practice for the last twenty-five years. He spent the first five of those years working under his mentor Joyce Ali on Frederick Street Port of Spain. He then went on to work in St. Lucia for a year before returning to Trinidad and Tobago.
On June 1, 2000, he founded Island Eyes Ltd and is currently the Managing Director. The initial practice was destroyed by fire on July 31, 2001. Mr. St. Rose re-established Island Eyes Ltd at 3-4 Eastern Main Road St. Joseph in March 2003. Mr. St. Rose is a distinguished professional in this field and is a Past President of the Trinidad and Tobago Optometrists Association, serving 3 terms. The founder and Past President of the Caribbean Optometrists Association, serving 2 terms, and a sitting member of the Trinidad and Tobago Opticians Registration Council since 2004.
He is the only Optometrist in the English-speaking Caribbean to sit on the Governing Board of the Latin American Association of Optometry and Optics (ALDOO) and the Board of Directors of the World Council of Optometry (WCO). He currently chairs one of the WCO five standing committees. Currently, he is the chair of the Legislation, Registration and Standards Committee at the WCO. He continues to play a critical role in developing optometric standards locally, regionally and internationally. This includes – but is not limited to – the development of the Bachelors in Optometry Programme at the University of the West Indies. Mr. Nigel St. Rose was also instrumental in the recent expansion of the scope of practice for optometrists in Trinidad and Tobago, which was amended in 2013 by Order of the Minister of Health to the to the 1987 Amendment of the Opticians Act of 1961 to allow the use of Diagnostic drugs by optometrists in Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Nigel St. Rose is a graduate of the “2008 Chief Executive Optometrist” program by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of South Wales.