Richard Saunders qualified as an optometrist in 2001 having undergone 4 years of training under Bradford University. He follows in his granfather's footsteps, Donald Saunders, who also practiced optometry throughout North Wales since the 1950's. Richard began his pre-registration year working alongside Adrian Hughes at Hughes Optometrists, Denbigh in 2001. Following completion of the professional qualyfying exams, Richard continued to work with Adrian at his practice while also gaining valuable experience as a locum optometrist for a number of practices in North Wales. In 2011 Richard acquired Hughes Optometrists in Denbigh and Llanrwst together with his colleague Leo Schwarz whom he studied with at Bradford University. Richard and Leo have the same philosophy with regards to optometry, offering a professional, high quality service to the local community.