Optician / Optometrist of the Year

Russell HamRussell Ham: Russell is a dispensing optician based at the Specsavers store in Newport town centre. 

Russell said: “I’m always looking to continue improving the services we can offer to customers with macular degeneration. I also like to ensure we stay up to date on the latest technology and gadgets which are designed to help people with macular conditions to live their lives.”


Dr Rohit NarayanDr Rohit Narayan: Dr Narayan, who is a visiting clinician for final year students at Aston University in Birmingham, has been in practice for almost 30 years. 

Dr Narayan said: “Our understanding of macular disease is continually improving in line with advancements in research and technology, resulting in more management options for our patients. Passing on that information is equally important for my patients as well as the young professionals I work with.”

“I’m very privileged to be an optometrist and I’m extremely fortunate to do something I love."