attended Pennyland Primary School then Thurso High
BSc(Hons) in 1982 from Glasgow Caledonian University (formerly Glasgow College
of Technology). Has had independent own practice in Thurso since 1984, initially
in Sir John's Square, then Traill
Street, before moving to current location in
Sir George's Street.
Regularly attends refresher
courses and is a firm believer in Continuing Education and Training.
One of only three
optometrists practicing in the Highland Health Board area to be included in
the General Optical Council's Continuing Education List for contact lenses.
He is an accredited optometrist
for the Highland Health Board's Diabetic
Retinopathy Screening Programme.
In addition, he is approved to conduct visual
field testing for the DVLA
Current special interests include
children's eyecare generally and dyslexia in particular, vision and the ageing
eye, and bifocal contact lenses
An avid reader, looking forward
to taking up golf again, supports Thurso Swifts, Partick Thistle and Scotland!
Thinks the world would be a
better place if everyone listened to John
Prine and Townes van Zandt's music, but if anyone is too
cynical for that then he recommends Loudon