After graduating from the University of Nottingham Medical School, Alastair trained in Ophthalmology within the London rotations,
completing his CCST with a Corneal Fellowship at Moorfields. Following his receipt of the Post Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from Ulster University he completed a full time Fellowship in Refractive Surgery at the London Vision Clinic under Professor Dan Reinstein, as well as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery before joining as a full time Consultant in Laser Refractive and Cataract and Surgery.
He is an instructor for the Forefront Refractive Surgery Course held biannually as well as for the Ulster University Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.