Clare Pearce BSc (Hons) MCOptom is our Clinical Director and sole optometrist, with her main responsibility being the clinical care of all of our patients.
Clare began her career in optics twenty years ago when she started her degree in Optometry and Vision Science at Cardiff University in 2001. After graduating three years later, Clare worked in a large multiple for several years before leaving to set up the practice in 2012.
Clare enjoys keeping her clinical skills up to date. She is accredited under the Wales Eye Care Scheme to conduct emergency eye health examinations and most recently, Clare has successfully completed a module with Cardiff University masters scheme in low vision. This means that Clare is qualified to conduct Low Vision Assessments on behalf of the Welsh Low Vision Service.
Clare also represents Wales as a council member for the College of Optometrists. Elected to the council by her peers, Clare’s role is to relay information between practicing optometrists in Wales and the College to help shape the future of optometry in the UK.
Clare loves anything crafty and in her spare time, she always has a project on the go. Recently she has spent a lot of time sewing on her machine, making paper craft and also hand lettering. The practice is full of Clare’s craft handiwork – from the bunting in the examination room to hand written informational posters on our walls and price signs on our frame racks.
Being outdoors with her husband and twin girls (whether on a bike, in the water or up a mountain) is one of Clare’s favourite things. She is a cycle commuter and come rain or shine, Clare rides her bike to and from work at least twice a week. Sport also plays a large part in her life and with a few triathlons under her belt, Clare is always looking for the next event to take part in!
Clare began to learn British Sign Language at Bridgend College around ten years ago and she continues to learn through conversation with other BSL users. Clare loves the language and is happy to conduct a sight test in BSL.