Cliff retired from his own group of independent practices in the North East of England, moving south to be close to his grandchildren.
He is a specialist contact lens practitioner and has mixed his community practice work with hospital and refractive surgery clinics.
Cliff is a graduate member of the British Psychology Society and worked in independent practice as a Behavioural Optometrist. He specialises in children with difficulty acquiring literacy skills and the visual rehabilitation of adults who have suffered brain trauma.
What little spare time Cliff has outside of his optometry and grandparent duties is given over to his lifetime studies of golf and bridge.