Amanda Harris BSc (Hons) MCOptom 
With over 20 years of optometry experience under her belt, Amanda, along with husband Keith, set up the Optic Shop Newport Franchise 10 years ago.
Always knowing that she would pursue a career in the medical field, Amanda graduated from Cardiff University in 1992, and has been helping clients maximise their vision ever since.
Fully WECI & PEARS accredited, Amanda is constantly expanding her industry skills and knowledge and thrives on the ever-developing nature of the industry.
Amanda’s top tip: Make getting a regular sight test a priority. Most people schedule regular dental appointments but teeth can be replaced, whereas eyesight cannot.

Cerys L Parker-Williams BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Since undertaking her pre-registration year with us — and subsequently graduating from Cardiff University in 2005 (with a degree in Optometry & Vision Sciences) — Cerys has been a key member of the team at The Optic Shop Newport & Cwmbran.
Specialising in Low Vision, and fully accredited with the Welsh PEARS Scheme, Cerys takes a particular interest in Ocular Pathology.
Cerys’ Top Tip: No symptom is too small – it’s always important to get your eyes checked.

Abbie Desmond BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Starting out as a Saturday girl at The Optic Shop Newport seven years ago, Abbie went on to carry out her pre-registration at the franchise before graduating from Cardiff University in 2008.
A key member of the ream at The Optic Shop Newport & Cwmbran, Abbie is fully accredited with the WECI & PEARS scheme.