Anthea trained at City College London as a Spectacle Makers Company technician and as a Dispensing Optician, qualifying in 1988. Anthea worked for one of the largest spectacle manufacturing companies for 10 years, in Gloucester and then managed a practice in Cheltenham.

In 1998 Anthea became the Manager for Bradford University’s Optometry Eye Clinic, helping to train the next generation of optometrists.

Anthea joined the practice in October 2006. She is an active member of the Vision Aid Overseas charity, providing eyecare to citizens in Africa and India. With a keen interest to help those with poor eyesight Anthea has recently gained a qualification in low vision.