The UK’s universities minister got to experience first-hand the new optometry facilities at Teesside University which will be used to help educate, train and retain optometrists in the region. Chris Skidmore, minister of state for | more
More than 460 optometry undergraduates are returning to university after getting an insight into life as a qualified optometrist this summer with Specsavers. This is the eighth year of the summer placement scheme of up to six weeks, which has helped | more
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This summer fresh British design talent has come to the high street, with the launch of the Design Collective range. The unique collection of 14 glasses and sunglasses, designed by four students, draws on personal inspirations to | more
Bhargavi Zinzuwadia only qualified as an optometrist five months ago, in February 2019, but she already has an impressive CV. The newly-qualified optometrist helped to write the updated version of Specsavers’ pre-registration study guide, Optometry | more
At 18, Ella Creighton was one of the youngest candidates to complete a BTEC optical dispensing course – which she studied alongside the an EOS (enhanced optical services) Diploma.
I’ve always wanted to have a career as an optometrist as I find the profession both stimulating and challenging. It enables me to contribute to society by improving people’s vision on a daily basis. And | more
More than 1,000 Scottish school pupils glimpsed a bright future in optics when they visited Skills Scotland in Aberdeen on Tuesday 6 November at the AECC. Specsavers’ Early Careers team won Best Stand Award at the | more
Clinical assistants will be embarking on a new Enhanced Optical Services (EOS) diploma from 1 September. The BTEC Level 2 qualification will develop the skills of assistants who perform delegated procedures in ophthalmological or optometric | more
Dispensing optician Nicola Stokoe stumbled into the world of optics but found she really liked the fashion and paediatric sides of dispensing best and tries all the frames on first to be able to advise customers how they will look on them, and reassuring parents who don’t wear glasses who need to find glasses for their child for the first time. | more
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