Tracey Sahraie first began her career in Optics as a 17 year-old trainee technician, glazing spectacles in an independent practice in the West Midlands. Having gained an interest in Optometry through her work there, she studied at evening classes and was offered a place on the Optometry degree course at The City University, London in 1988.
She obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Optometry and Prizes in Clinical Practice and Professional and Legal Studies and then continued with university education by completing a degree in Medicine and Surgery at King’s College, London.
Throughout this time she worked as an optometrist, maintaining her skills and links with the profession.
Upon qualifying in Medicine, Tracey worked as a hospital doctor in Aberdeen whilst continuing her work as a community optometrist.
She obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Prescribing from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010 and is now a fully qualified Independent Prescriber. In addition, Tracey has gained further qualifications from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Tracey continues to be an optometrist in the practice and is a keen advocate for the Grampian Eye Health Network, a local scheme aimed at providing a specialist primary care eye care service with links to the hospital eye service when necessary.
Outside of work, she is a keen triathlete and ultramarathon runner. She is often seen cycling to work or running through Ellon in her lunch-time.