282 North Road
CF14 3BN

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.

Former WOPEC Tutor and examiner (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre)

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

Graduated from Cardiff University in 2001. Rowanne worked in Bath and the West Country before joining the practice in January 2005. As a qualified independent prescribing optometrist, Rowanne can offer an extensive range of ocular medicine advice and supply prescriptions for eye-related disorders. She also holds the WECS accreditation and is qualified to supply low vision aids. She is focused on providing the best for her patients whilst looking after their eye health. Outside of work, Rowanne enjoys hiking and dog walking.




Mrs Louise Rymon-Welsh
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.


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 specialist dispensing for facial asymmetry and complex prescriptions as well as the measurement and fitting of Ptosis Pqrops & Lundi Loops.

Mrs Marian Chamberlain
Practice Manager

Marian joined the practice in 2005 and is our Practice Manager.


Mrs Deborah Hart
BSc (Hons) | M.C.Optom Prof Cert Med Ret | GOC 01-21546

Deborah Hart graduated from Cardiff University in 1995. She has worked extensively across south Wales in a variety of practice settings, as well as spending a year working for a charity in an eye hospital in Outer Mongolia. She has a special interest in dry eyes and medical retina. She is a regular contributor to the BBC Wales advice hour, answering questions on eye health.