About Us

Helen Collett

Helen Collett SRO, DBO, D

Helen is an internationally recognised speaker in orthoptics and lectures medical professionals. She keeps up to date with the cutting edge of orthoptics and ophthalmology by regularly attending training conferences.

She advises the British and Irish Orthoptic Society on private practice and ophthalmic technology. Between 1984-2006 she managed and developed orthoptic and diagnostic services at Mid Essex NHS Trust. She trained as Orthoptist and as a Glaucoma Technician at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London.

Helen is a registered Orthoptist with the Health Professions Council and a member of professional bodies including: British & Irish Orthoptic Society, International Orthoptic Association, British and Irish Paediatric Ophthalmic Strabismus Association, International Glaucoma Association and Royal Society of Medicine.

Using her extensive experience, Helen supports a range of consultant ophthalmologists in private practice.

Dedicated specialist clinics

Helen works closely alongside the consultant ophthalmologists Mr Petros Andreou and Mr Madhav Vempali, to offer dedicated glaucoma and paediatric eye clinics. 

Petros Andreou
Mr Petros Andreou FRCOphth, BM

Petros provides comprehensive ophthalmic care including cataract surgery with multifocal implant technology. He has special expertise in the treatment of glaucoma and offers complex trabeculectomy surgery and selective laser trabeculoplasty; receiving referrals and requests for second opinions from throughout Essex and beyond. Helen and Mr Andreou developed the first dedicated glaucoma clinics and paediatric eye care clinics in Essex. By using the latest technology, they offer a world class glaucoma service at Springfield hospital and at the Chelmsford Day Hospital.

Men VempaliMr Madhav Vempali MD FRCSEd FRCOphth

Madhav provides comprehensive ophthalmic care including small incision cataract surgery with specialist interests in squint, paediatrics, ocuar motility, and anterior segment disease. He has special expertise in the treatment of squint and offers complex surgery and Botox therapy; receiving referrals and requests for second opinions from throughout Essex, Hertfordshire and Europe. Helen and Mr Vempali have developed and presented their recommendations for the care and treatment of sudden onset squint, which have been adopted at international level. They offer dedicated specialist paediatric and ocular motility squint clinics at Rivers Hospital.

Consultant Ophthalmologists

Helen provides orthoptic services and support, diagnostic assessment and treatment for patients referred by consultant ophthalmologists including:

Mr S Campbell
Mr J Chawla
Mr R Das-Bhaumik
Mr I Fawcett
Miss D Flaye
Mr S Ghazi-Nouri
Mr J Grewal
Mr S Hindi
Mr P Patel
Mr R Pearson
Mr H Porooshani
Mrs P Prakash
Mr A Sinha
Miss S Shah-Desai