282 North Road
Cardiff
CF14 3BN

Opticians in Cardiff

Mr Chris Ellis
BSc (Hons) | M.C.Optom | GOC 01-12284
Optometrist and Company Director

Graduated from City University, London in 1985. After living and working in London following the completion of his Degree, Chris returned to Cardiff and has practiced at R N Roberts North Road since 1995. He is also a sessional Optometrist at The University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, where he has run a specialist Contact Lens Clinic there since 2005.

He is a WOPEC Tutor and examiner (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre) and is often called upon to lecture to Optometrists for Continued Education and Training (CET).

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Miss Rowanne Black
BSc (Hons) | M.C.Optom | GOC 01-20548
Optometrist

Graduated from Cardiff University in 2001. Rowanne worked in Bath and the West Country before joining the practice in January 2005. She has a keen interest in Low Vision and has a close association to Cardiff Institute for the Blind. Rowanne is also a Low Vision examiner for WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre).

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Mr James Jennings
BSc (Hons) | M.C.Optom | GOC 01-26920
Optometrist

Graduated from Cardiff University in 2000 after completing a degree in Biochemistry and Physiology. After a seven-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, James then retrained as an Optometrist and graduated from Cardiff University with First class honours in 2011. James started at the practice in 2012 following the completion of his Pre-Registration year. As a WECS accredited Optometrist James has a keen interest in Ocular Pathology and its implications.

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Miss Bethan Crocker
BSc (Hons) | M.C.Optom | GOC 01-29646
Optometrist

Graduated from Cardiff University in 2015. Following her Pre-Registration year at Cardiff University Eye Clinic, Bethan joined the practice in September 2016. She is WECS accredited Optometrist, so can provide emergency eye care as well as thorough investigation of ocular pathology. Bethan has a particular interest in Paediatric refraction and eyecare.

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Mrs Louise Rymon
BSc (Hons) | FBDO | GOC D-10890 | ABDO 13800
Dispensing Optician and Company Director

Graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, after studying Ophthalmic Dispensing and Optical Management in 2002. Louise completed her Pre-Registration year with R N Roberts and has been with the practice since November 2003. Louise’s foremost areas of interest are paediatric dispensing and its implications on visual development, and complex lens prescriptions. Louise is a frequent visitor to both spectacle and lens manufacturers, to ensure the products we offer are at the forefront of quality and technical design within the optical industry.

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Mr Mark Medcraft
BSc (Hons) | FBDO | GOC D-12379 | ABDO 301684
Dispensing Optician and Company Director

Graduated from The University of Bradford after studying Ophthalmic Dispensing and Management in 2006. Mark completed his Pre-Registration year here and has been with the practice since July 2006. Mark has a keen interest in vision enhancement filters, specialist dispensing for facial asymmetry & complex prescriptions.

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Mrs Marian Chamberlain
Optical Assistant

Marian joined the practice in 2005 and following successful completion of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Optical Assistant Level 2 course in 2011 is now a qualified Optical Assistant. Marian is also our Head Receptionist.

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 Mrs Louise Duggan
Optical Assistant

Louise Joined our reception team in 2014 and after completing the ABDO level 2 Optical Assistant course is now also a qualified Optical Assistant.