Lindsay Bater, Sheraz Akram and Tony Stout outside the practice

Lindsay Bater, Sheraz Akram and Tony Stout outside the practice

Swansea practice Bater Opticians has been acquired by one of its practitioners, optometrist Tony Stout who joined in 2001 and has over 30 years’ experience in the profession.

The Morriston practice, established in 1986 and with a staff of eight, will be rebranded as Bater and Stout Opticians, with all of its practitioners remaining in their roles. The outlet, with associated sites in Gorseinon and Singleton Hospital, would maintain full patient continuity after the acquisition. Optometrist and former owner Lindsay Bater (left) pictured with Sheraz Akram (centre) and Stout outside the practice, will continue specialising in contact lenses and treatment of the effects of vision on dyslexia.

Stout added ‘I’m very pleased to have purchased the practice, which has provided comprehensive eye care for patients for nearly 30 years.’ He said patients traveled from as far as Cardiff, Carmarthen, even London and as well as investing in new technology such as the MPod, there were plans to make eye care more accessible and affordable. He has also introduced the Eye Dream advanced orthokeratology lenses for myopia contol in young patients.