​David Shannon, Tour Leader - Jon Baines Tours

Jon Baines Tours​David Shannon

David Shannon graduated in 1986 from Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee, as a Doctor of Optometry. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Chairman of the AOP (Association of Optometrists). Previously he was AOP Board member responsible for OT (Optometry Today) and established the OT Editorial Advisory Board. He has consulted for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and has trained practitioners and managers across the UK. Until 2014 he worked in the family practice, Shannon and Carton Ltd, in London. David has supervised undergraduate optometry students at City University’s contact lens clinic. David led optometry study tours to China, Cuba, South India, North India, South Africa Sri Lanka and Vietnam in association with Jon Baines Tours.

​David Shannon has previously led these tours

  • Forbidden City, Beijing

    Optometry in China - TOUR FULL

    28 Apr - 10 May 2019 (Tour Full)

    Optometry services have grown rapidly in China in the last couple of decades with the help of education programmes, government support and international academic partnerships. The last optometry...
    • Medical & Professional Tours
  • Rooftops of Kathmandu

    Optometry in Nepal

    8 - 19 Apr 2018

    Squeezed between India and Tibet, Nepal is a country that stretches from rich subtropical forest to soaring Himalayan peaks. This is a country as diverse in its landscape as it is culturally, with...
    • Medical & Professional Tours