BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, FCOptom
Dr Adrian Chorley qualified as an optometrist in 1994 and began his career as sole practitioner in a practice in Sloane Street, London SW1. After a number of years in community practice, he joined the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the Medical Department as Optometrist Principal and as the first optometrist employed by the CAA.
Adrian spent over 17 years subsequently at the CAA, amassing extensive experience in aviation ophthalmology through clinical examinations, influencing policy at a European level, writing CAA vision guidance material, managing complex eye cases for medical certification and providing training in ocular examination and vision standards to AMEs and other medical audiences. Adrian performs regulatory eye examinations for other organisations (including CASA, CNC, LFB) and that is a MCA approved CAD examiner.
He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists and has passed both the basic and advanced courses in Aviation Medicine. He was awarded an MSc in research practice development and a PhD in 2015 on his thesis titled ‘Occupational Ocular Exposure to Non-ionising Radiation in Professional Pilots’. Adrian also holds a Private Pilot’s Licence and IMC and sea-plane ratings.