Ian studied optometry at the University of Melbourne, completing his Bachelor degree in 1982. He has completed a postgraduate certificate to prescribe therapeutic prescriptions.
Ian practiced in Hobart for over 34 years, and regularly visited Queenstown for over 27 years, before joining Total Eyecare in 2017. He has extensive experience in fitting complex multifocal and rigid contact lenses, as well as general optometrical practice.
Ian has held many professional positions including Chairman of the Optometrists registration Board of Tasmania, President of Optometrists Association of Tasmania and National Treasurer of the Optometrists Association of Australia. He was a founding director and manager of Optomeyes optometrists. Ian has interests in tennis, cycling, and bush walking.