Shabana Younus

Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Contact lenses

Research Supervision:Yes

Shabana is a Dispensing Optician specialising in Contact Lenses. She shares her time between clinics  for a large optical group and teaching on our Ophthalmic Dispensing and Contact Lens pathways. Outside of ARU, she works for a large practice, managing the Contact Lens clinics whilst supporting and guiding the Optometry and Dispensing teams.

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Shabana started her optical journey in 1999 and has worked for a number of optical groups throughout her career, spanning over 20 years. She qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2001 via distance learning with ABDO and later trained to become a Contact Lens Optician, qualifying in 2004. She is involved with the training of dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and pre-registration optometrists within her practice and is the principal leader for Dry Eye management. She was the first group of Contact Lens Opticians to undertake the Minor Eye Conditions Path to become MECS accredited.


  • FdSc Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • PG Cert Contact Lenses


  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Learning and Teaching (In Progress), Anglia Ruskin University
  • MECS/GAT Accreditation, Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre
  • Contact Lens Certificate, Bradford College
  • Ophthalmic Dispensing Fellowship Diploma, ABDO

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians
  • Registrant of the General Optical Council
  • Member of the Johnson and Johnson VisionCare Academy
  • Member of the Coopervision Learning Academy