Ted Arbuthnot BSc (Hons) FCOptom
Born and brought up in Belfast until he was twenty years old, he moved to Cardiff to study Optometry at the University of Wales from 1966 to 1969, graduating with honours.
He then worked in Cardiff, both in practice and teaching at the University, until he bought Norman Alexander’s practice in Barry 1975.
Since then he has consistently developed the practice to its current status as one of the very best practices in the UK. Always keeping the practice and staff at the cutting edge of optical technology and eyecare, the practice is one of the biggest and best equipped independent practices around.
During that development he served on the Vale Local Health Board for 7 years and developed the award winning PEARS scheme locally, a service which has now been run out all over Wales and many parts of the UK. PEARS allows GPs to use local optometrists to augment the diagnosis of eye disease normally outside the scope of the GP, but without using up valuable hospital resources.
He has had 5 publications in professional journals on the PEARS scheme, run clinical trials and clinical audits in the practice
He covers most areas of optometry with a special interest in eye health and in contact lenses as well as being a business development consultant for the practice. He also gets involved in frame buying and lens choice for the practice.
He skis, golfs, draws, cooks, does yoga, rides a bike, drinks red wine, watches rugby (supports Ireland), football (Liverpool), saw the 3 UK athletics gold medals at the Olympics so any sport will do, into music, art and books. GSOH, willing to meet……(only joking!)
He is married with 5 daughters and 6 grandchildren and so is still working hard!