Life-changing careers

Our people are what make Optical Express unique – they’re our strongest asset. We encourage them, help them to develop professionally, and give them opportunities to progress and realise their potential.

By looking after our colleagues, we know that in turn, they’ll look after our patients.

Optometry Careers

Great people. Great Opportunities.

Only Optical Express can help you reach your potential, because we’re the UK’s only complete eye care provider. We care about your career. From providing our own unique professional training to rewards and benefits that recognise great performance, you’ll find life at Optical Express more satisfying than you ever imagined.

Why Choose A Career At Optical Express?


Whether you are an experienced Optometrist, a newly qualified Optometrist, a Locum, or are seeking a Pre-Reg Optometrist role, Optical Express has unmatched professional and personal development opportunities.


We are the UK’s leading private provider of refractive surgery. Supported by specialist clinical teams, our laser eye surgery and IOL Surgeons work with the latest technology to provide excellent patient outcomes.

Healthcare Assistants & Nursing Associates

Healthcare Assistants (HCA’s) play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of patient care at Optical Express. If you’re looking for a role that will help you continue to learn and progress, then a career as a HCA could be the stepping stone you need.

Registered Nurses & ODPs

For Theatre Practitioners looking to explore new opportunities, Optical Express has a lot to offer. Our ever-growing range of ophthalmic treatments mean that our Theatre Practitioners benefit from real clinical diversity.


Our retail locations and their teams are part of their local communities, providing visual solutions and refractive options to people in towns and cities across the country.

Contact Centre

Our friendly, helpful contact centres are frequently the first interaction a patient has with Optical Express. Our roles include Inbound and Outbound Advisors, Managers and Team Leaders.

Office Functions

Comprising of all functions from Marketing to Finance, IT, Clinical Services and Senior Management, the employees within our office roles play a vital part in Optical Express’s success.

Academic Partnerships

Through our partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, we’re committed to ensuring that every one of our Optometrists is able to gain an Independent Prescribing qualification.

International Medical Advisory Board

Comprising world-renowned and influential ophthalmologists, the International Medical Advisory Board ensures that our surgeons remain at the forefront of developments in the refractive industry and advancements in technology.

State of the art technology

More than £500 million has been invested in state of the art technology, so that our surgeons use advanced equipment from market leaders like Carl Zeiss and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

Optometry Careers

If you’re an optometrist and interested in career opportunities with us, simply fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch with you to arrange an informal discussion.