Ian Lester BSc FBDO


Ian Lester joined Lawrence and Harris in 2012 after completing undergraduate degrees in Multimedia technology. Later, he transitioned into optics becoming a Dispensing Optician through ABDO college while working at Lawrence and Harris. As a Dispensing Optician, Ian 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.

Areas of interest

  • Varifocals and intolerance.
  • Occupational lenses
  • Paediatric dispensing
  • Sports glasses and sunglasses


  • Association of British Dispensing Opticians
  • General Optical Council

Educational Background

  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing – QCA Level 6
  • BSc (hons) Multimedia technology
  • 3 A Levels


Films, cooking, music and playing guitar