Dr. Martin Smith is one of the UKs leading optometrists. He has been in optics since 1998, gaining his degree in optometry in 2002, and becoming a fully qualified optometrist in 2003, taking over ownership of the practice in 2004. He has since undertaken various postgraduate studies, gaining a doctorate in optometry in 2014, a postgraduate diploma in therapeutics in 2015 and glaucoma specialist qualifications in 2017. He was voted ‘Optometrist of the year’ for 2015, and has been shortlisted for this title an unprecedented 3 times.
Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons cycling, gardening and hiking. He comes from a family of racing cyclists and still competes regularly at a national and international level on the velodrome, recently winning a silver medal at the national 400m grass track championships. For rest and relaxation, he enjoys reading and walking up mountains with his family.