Gareth Harris BA BSc FBDO Dip ScVP


Gareth Harris joined Lawrence and Harris in 2004 after completing undergraduate degrees in History, Dispensing Optics and Operations Management. As a Dispensing Optician, Gareth dispenses and fits spectacles and other visual aids. He advises patients on different types of lenses and spectacle frames including advice on colour, style and weight. He mostly works at the Caerphilly Practice. Gareth has recently achieved a qualification in Dyslexia spectacle dispensing and management (2011).

Areas of interest

  • Varifocals and intolerance.
  • Occupational lenses
  • Paediatric dispensing
  • Dyslexia


  • Association of British Dispensing Opticians
  • General Optical Council

Educational Background

  • Diploma in School Vision Practice Dispensing (Dyslexia)
  • Varilux University Paris
  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing – QCA Level 6
  • BSc Honours in Dispensing Optics and Operation Management – Bradford University
  • BA Honours in Political History – University of Wales, Lampeter
  • 3 A Levels


Playing for Machen Cricket club and Guitar.