MEET THE TEAM
Richard Saunders (BSc MCOptom PG Cert TP) qualified in 2001 after gaining his Optometry degree from Bradford University. From a family of opticians, Richard completed his pre-registration placement while working alongside Adrian Hughes at Hughes Optometrists in Denbigh in 2001. Following completion of his professional qualifying examinations, Richard continued to work alongside Adrian until 2011 at which time both he and his colleague Leo Schwarz acquired both the Denbigh and Llanrwst practices, becoming Saunders and Schwarz Optometrists.
Richard is committed to continuing his professional development and has recently completed his postgraduate certificate in therapeutic prescribing with distinction, through Cardiff University. Following his clinical placement with Abergele Eye Hospital, he hopes to achieve registration as an independent prescriber meaning that he will be able to prescribe medications for conditions associated with eye.