Customglaze Optical on 11th Avenue North, was the first optical outlet on the Team Valley to supply ophthalmic opticians
and the first to deal direct to the public.
An ophthalmic optician
is not to be confused with a dispensing optician, the person who dishes out the specs but doesn't get to mess around with people's eyes.
Born in 1933, Mr Brown qualified as an ophthalmic optician
at Northampton Polytechnic and opened his first practice in 1957.
The role of the ophthalmic optician
(optometrist) and the protection of the public were now enshrined in statute and law.
He later enrolled at Northampton Polytechnic on a six-year, part-time applied optics and ophthalmics course, qualifying as an ophthalmic optician
I started working as an ophthalmic optician
Tony Sabell: teacher, lecturer, inventor and master craftsman--qualified as an ophthalmic optician
in 1946 and two years later in 1948 he went on to specialise in contact lenses when only scleral lenses were available.
The research team, led by Dr Alexandros Zangelidis (pictured), used data from the British Household Panel Survey and business records from a multi-branch private ophthalmic optician
company to assess uptake of services and any demographic divisions.