* I originally followed the career path of a Fitter and Turner, but could no longer fight the strong family ties to Optics.
* After completing Optical Mechanics and obtaining the credentials and license for Optical Dispensing, I began the new career at our family practice in Orange. Here I progressed through the workforce to eventually manage the Glass grind laboratory, right up until Plastic lenses became the norm.
* I worked in the family practice for 25 years, and then felt I needed to spread my wings. This meant doing Locum work throughout NSW and VIC, travelling with my wife, Tracy, in a caravan as our accommodation. We got to stay at many wonderful places.
* Locum work allows me to work in varied demographics (rural to city), meet the many different personalities involved in optics and work with the many types of machinery (I knew Fitting and Turning wasn’t a waste).