About Probert and Williams Eyecare
Founded over 30 years ago as Clive Williams Opticians, we are committed to providing first-class eye care and professional advice, and have practices in Aberystwyth, Aberaeron and Machynlleth.
Our aim is to provide excellent eye care to the local community through knowledgeable and friendly staff, state of the art technology and quality products. Our practicing optometrists combine decades of experience with the most up-to-date optometric techniques and instruments to build up a complete picture of your eye health.
We offer a wide variety of clinical services, well beyond a routine eye examination including advanced eye scanning technology, dry eye management, emergency eye care and low vision services.
Clive Williams BSc(Hons) FCOptom
Clive studied at City University, London in the 1970’s, completing his professional qualification a year later following a spell in the Gwent Valleys. His contact lens experience continued to develop in New Bond Street, London and in hospital practice in the Middle East, before returning to the delights of West Wales. He started the Baker Street practice in 1982, and over the next decade took on the practices in Machynlleth and Aberaeron practices.
Having already set up practices in Aberystwyth and Machynlleth, Clive had itchy feet leading to a trip to Tanzania in 1985 with an American Optometric Voluntary organisation. The British contingent returned to the UK and decided to follow their American colleagues’ example and set up a similar charity which became known Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). Clive was the VAO treasurer for the initial 5 years, and a founder trustee of the charity. His services to the charity lead to him being awarded an Honorary Life Membership.
Lisa Probert BSc(Hons) ProfCertMedRet ProfCertGlauc PGDip MCOptom
Lisa grew up in Aberystwyth and graduated with a first class honours degree from Cardiff University. As well as working in community practice, until recently she worked in Bristol Eye Hospital specialising in paediatric optometry, low vision and complex contact lens fitting, and Cardiff University’s Special Assessment Clinic examining patients with special needs and tutoring students. She has been awarded a postgraduate diploma in clinical optometry, professional certificates in medical retina and glaucoma, and postgraduate qualifications in eye care for those with special needs. She is currently working towards therapeutic prescribing qualification, which means that she will be able to prescribe medication for all eye conditions. The highlight of her career so far is when she travelled to Uganda as part of a charity trip providing eye care services and training to the local residents.
Ceri Probert BSc(Hons) ProfCertMedRet ProfCertGlauc PGDip MCOptom
Ceri comes from Pontarddulais near Swansea and studied in Cardiff University where he met Lisa. He has a broad range of experience in the optometric field, having worked across a variety of practices. When not in practice, Ceri works as a tutor with Cardiff University in postgraduate optometry training. Ceri is proud to represent Wales on the council of the UK organisation, the College of Optometrists and was previously a board member for Optometry Wales. He also worked in a hospital in Brecon, and was one of the first optometrists in the country to be trained in intravitreal eye injections. Ceri holds a postgraduate diploma in clinical optometry, and professional certificates in medical retina and glaucoma. He is currently working towards therapeutic qualification. Over the years, he has travelled to Romania and Uganda on charity eye care trips. In his spare time Ceri enjoys learning Welsh, cheering on the ‘Scarlets’ and taking his dog George on long hikes with Lisa and their daughter Mabli.
"Clive Williams and his staff have been looking after our eyes for well over two decades. Clive’s relaxed and good-natured manner sets the tone, allied to an intensely professional approach and great depth of knowledge."
-Dr John R Cable & Susan Charles
"State of the art technology, a superb range of frame and lenses, and the friendly, personal attention of all who work in this wholly independent practice complete the picture. One could not do better than choose Clive Williams Opticians."
-Dr John R Cable & Susan Charles
"I can highly recommend Clive Williams Opticians. I have used the practice in Machynlleth on many occasions over the years, and have always been delighted with the service I received."
-Mr C Gibson
"I have been a patient of Mr Williams for the past 33 years. The eye test is carried out in a professional and friendly atmosphere. There is a large range of frames to choose from and advice on the choice of spectacles and lenses is freely given. I would heartedly recommend his services to all."
-Mr W H Rushton