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When a seven-year-old runs an optical practice

A young primary pupil put experienced optical professionals through their paces and proved her natural leadership skills when she took over the reins at Specsavers Hastings last month. Seven-year-old Grace Stansbury won the opportunity to | more

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The eye test that helped save a life

Konnie Rowe, aged 21 was suffering from headaches, which she put down to eye strain but her new optometrist in Burnham-on-Sea found something else. Konnie had only recently moved to Somerset coast and as she | more

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Rogue builder scams glaucoma sufferer

Optician spearheads fundraising campaign for glaucoma sufferer who was left in a house building disaster.  When a Bicester optometrist discovered a customer had been left high and dry by a rogue builder and left £40,000 | more

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Scottish opticians sign for success

15 staff from Specsavers stores across Scotland have joined forces to learn sign language so they can communicate more effectively with hearing impaired customers.They enrolled on an official Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) ‘Introduction to Sign Language’ and have received a full accreditation after completing the 12-week course. This was supported by Glasgow Clyde College and funded via the Scottish Apprenticeship Levy. | more

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Blog – Listening to patients

One of the skills that I had to work on in my early career but has come more natural with experience is listening – listening to what my patients are telling me and their description | more

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Eye test saved me from losing my vocal chords

Sarah Hope, from Failsworth, is hoping to help raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests after discovering the serious underlying condition despite having only experienced headaches. After suffering with uncomfortable headaches for a | more

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Resilience in the face of adversity

Corporate psychologist Dr Bal explains the concept of resilience in the workplace and gives guidance on adaptability, what to do when things don’t go as planned and being able to bounce back. | more