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Spectrum Ophthalmics appoints IOL specialist Michelle Jackson

Macclesfield-based Spectrum Ophthalmics has appointed Wilmslow’s Michelle Jackson as hospital business manager and premium intraocular lens (IOL) specialist.


In her new role Michelle will be responsible for driving sales of Spectrum’s unrivalled range of ophthalmic products and services with hospitals and eye care clinics across the North West, building relationships with key personnel from surgeons and clinicians to those involved with procurement and product selection.


With in-depth knowledge of intraocular lenses (IOLs), Michelle attends operating theatres and clinics to provide expert advice and support for lens implantations, equipment usage and training.


Michelle has clear aspirations for her new role, determined to increase awareness of Spectrum’s products and services, and specifically the distributor’s market-leading range of advanced IOL technologies which make life changing differences to patients with impaired vision.


She commented: “I have worked in ophthalmology for many years and always admired Spectrum’s approach; by putting the patient at the forefront of its business model, it is able to develop products and services that make a huge difference to the lives of patients, something that we hear everyday from surgeons following the implantation of a lens from our wide range of IOLs from leading manufacturers.”


Prior to joining Spectrum, Michelle worked for a UK IOL manufacturer for more than 10 years gaining valuable knowledge and experience in a variety of roles including territory manager and advanced technology specialist.  She has also worked in a sales role at an American multinational medical organisation and within pharmaceuticals.


She also holds a First Class Masters Degree in Biomedical Materials Science from UMIST and achieved her ABPI qualification while working in the pharmaceuticals industry.


Michelle has always worked in the field of ophthalmology and would have potentially liked to have been a surgeon.  “I think deep down I would have loved to have been a surgeon and this feels like the next best thing.  I help people achieve better vision through the products that I sell, while also having the amazing privilege of being allowed into surgical theatres to see our products in action.  It really is my dream job.”


Managing director at Spectrum Ophthalmics, David Killingrey, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Michelle to the team, she brings a wealth of experience with her and I am confident that she will excel in her new role.”


Age 41, Michelle lives in Wilmslow with her fiancé.  The couple have three children, two boys and one girl all of whom are below the age of eight.  When not working, her life revolves around her children and their hobbies and they are looking forward to going on holiday later this year for a much needed break in the sunshine.


Based in Macclesfield, Spectrum Ophthalmics is a leading provider of ophthalmic products, equipment and solutions that help advance ophthalmic technology and services within the UK.  From Premium IOLS to Dry Eye Solutions and Diagnostic Technology, Spectrum is known for superior quality and unrelenting passion with the ultimate aim of bringing greater vision to everyone.


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