Your Cardiff Opticians
Chalmers Opticians are a large independent practice based in Cardiff and has been in existence for over 60 years.
As a family concern, Ian Chalmers joined in 1980 and developed Chalmers Opticians into one of the leading optical practices in South Wales for development of new technology and personal eye care.
Chalmers Opticians provide professional eye care, in a personal and caring way. With over 45,000 patients Chalmers Opticians success is based on the revisiting of patients to the practice on a continual basis. Chalmers Opticians specialises in all areas of eye care and has leading edge technology with specialist equipment for eye examinations in visual field assessment and Fundus photography.
We have our own optical laboratory on-site to provide a fast efficient service for all our patients. Chalmers Opticians will ensure your visit is both pleasant and successful and we are committed to giving you a unsurpassed level of care.
In existence for over 60 years
Over 30,000 patients
We specialise in all areas of eye care
Leading edge technology and equipment
We have our own optical laboratory on-site
Committed to an unsurpassed level of care
IAN CHALMERS – FBDO CL(HONS) Managing Director
Qualified in London in 1977. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and the Faculty of Dispensing Opticians and a member Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
Main Responsibilities in the practice – All types of contact lens fitting and aftercare, and general dispensing, plus the provision of the ORTHOSCOPICS assessments for visual perception problems. Ian also carries out new trials for new technology lenses. He is a Father of three (all boys), with a keen interest in sport and music – he has to, to keep up with his sons and his grandchildren!
DANIEL FRANKS Optometrist
Dan has been working here since 2010. Dan studied Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University, he is a member of The College of Optometrists. Dan undertakes all aspects of eyecare and contact lenses.
He has WECS accreditation as well and has ben selected for the Alcon Scholarship programme. When Dan is not in work, he enjoys various sporting activities and music.
LEONA LEIBNER Optometrist
Leona qualified in 2001 and is a member of the College of Optometrists. She has until recently been working at the hospital eye service and now spends one day a week supervising 3rd Year Optometry students at Cardiff University. She has travelled extensively and has taken part in two voluntary projects in Africa, examining eyes and providing spectacles with the charity Vision Aid Overseas.
Her responsibilities in the practice include all aspects of eyecare and patient care. She has Welsh Eyecare Service accreditation and carries out Low Vision Aid Assessments.
SARAH WILLIAMS Optometrist
Sarah joined our professional team in November 2019-but already has a wealth of optical experience behind her. She qualified in Cardiff and is a member of The College of Optometrists. She is credited in the Welsh Eye Care Scheme. Sarah specialises in all forms of contact lens fitting and she is also Welsh speaking.
CORY TURPLE Optometrist
Cory joined our team in September 2020. He originates from Canada, but studied optometry here in Cardiff. He makes a welcome addition to the professional team and balances out our numbers of male and female staff! He can perform all aspects of eye examinations and contact lens fitting and aftercare. As newer to the company he has longer appointment times with patients for now-but will take extra care in all aspects of your eyecare.
LOUISE RICHARDS Dispensing Optician
Louise brings a wealth of experience and expertise in assisting patients with best options of lenses to suit their optical needs, as well as frame selection to ensure great choice in design and fitting.
NATALIA FERREIRA-FELIX Clinical Optical Assistant
Natalia brings great experience and knowledge to carry out all your pre-screening checks in our new screening suite. This includes visual field testing via our Zeiss Humphries unit, Optomap – an ultra wide retinal screening to provide superb images of the retina, and Ocular Coherance Tomography (a 3D scan through the layers of the retina). We also have DNEYE assessment of cornea, pachimetry, tonometry and aberations control as well as topography for all contact lens fitting. This also monitors axial length – important for our fitting of myopia control lenses. Natalia also is able to teach contact lens handling to our new paitents.
ROSA CHESTER Audiologist and hearing care dispenser
Rosa has recently taken over from Hannah who was with us previously. She is an experienced Audiologist and valued part of The Hearing Care Partnership
ZELIM NICHOLLS Optical Assistant
Senior optical support for the practice with visual fiels and OCT and contact lenses being her key roles.
KACI FORD Optical Assistant
Kaci has just joined the practice in June 23 2023 and brings a wealth of previous customer service experience from working in another opticians. She is here to provide the best level of Personal Eyecare for you