Trained at Aston University, Michael Graduated in 1978. He moved to Loughborough, Leicestershire to pass his professional qualifications, working with two recognised experts in contact lenses. In 1984 he took over the Fishguard practice. Michael has clinical interests in contact lenses, children with learning difficulties and dyslexia and digital images of the back of the eyes.

From May 2008 to May 2010 Michael represented his professional colleagues throughout the UK as Chairman of the Association of Optometrists. Michael works on a number of committees concerned with eyecare within Wales and the UK.