Our Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians are all professionally qualified. They all undertake a rigorous continuing educations programme ensuring that we provide a service that is based on best practice from around the world.


  • Marc Drake BSc (Hons) MCOptom PDipTp (IP)
  • Marc has completed a qualification in Independent Prescribing, meaning that many eye conditions can be managed in practice without the need for referral to hospital. He also has an interest in specialist contact lenses including fitting for keratoconus and orthokeratology.
  • Member of College of Optometrists.
  • Member of British Contact Lens Association.
  • EHEW¬†accredited.
  • GOC registered.
  • Post graduate diploma in Therapeutics.
  • NHS registered independent prescriber.

    Marc spent 18 months working alongside Eye Casualty as an Independent Prescriber during the Covid-19 Pandemic, seeing Emergency appointments in the practice. As this has been so successful, the scheme will continue and hopefully be rolled out across Wales.

    Marc has now started a role as a Specialist Optometrist at UHW which will allow him to gain further experience in managing eye disease. He spends as much time as possible providing optometric Eye Care to Osmond Drake patients.

    In his spare time, Marc relaxes by spending time on the water in West Wales with friends and family.


  • Alison Drake FBDO
  • Graduate of City University, London.
  • Member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.
  • GOC registered.


  • Optical Advisor


  • Elinor Hobby BSc (Hons) MCOptom Prof Cert LV
  • Elinor is a qualified Low Vision Practitioner, allowing her to test the eyes of people who have low vision and provide advice and low vision aids.
  • Graduate of Cardiff University
  • Member of College of Optometrists
  • EHEW accredited
  • GOC accredited
  • Post Graduate Certification in Low Vision
  • NHS registered


  • Matthew Barefoot FBDO
  • Graduate of Godmersham College, Kent
  • Member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.
  • GOC registered.


  • Optical Advisor