Michael O'Kane is one of the youngest people to be awarded a fellowship of the College of Optometrists in the UK. He holds many postgraduate qualifications and is due to complete his MSc in August 2022. He is an independent prescriber and clinical director of Specsavers Morningside and Cameron Toll branches. He was a specialist paediatric hospital optometrist in Edinburgh’s Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion and has provided myopia management to children in and around Edinburgh for the last five years. He is the chairperson of the NHS NES optometric educational advisory board and sits on the executive board of Optometry Scotland, as a Specsavers representative.