For our Clinical Director Dasi Raju, no two days are the same at Optical Express. One day she could find herself in clinic, training optometrists in a one to one environment, or it could be a day full of meetings spent strategising and developing clinical directives that we want to introduce within the company. After working with Optical Express for over 21 years, Dasi takes joy in finding “every day incredibly diverse”.
Dasi works as part of a dedicated Clinical Services Team that is made up of some of the UK’s most experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists. This team are available to answer any questions or offer advice and support for optometrist throughout the business, so they know there is always help on hand should they require it.
For Dasi, being able to follow the entire transformative patient journey through the refractive procedure is a truly incredible experience, and one that she feels optometrists would gain great benefit from being part of. She explains that consulting with patients, discussing the options for refractive surgery and creating a treatment plan for them to provide life-changing visual solutions is incredibly rewarding for all involved. Being able to follow the patient journey and see first-hand the results that are achieved with refractive surgery is a remarkable feeling of job satisfaction that can be hard to find elsewhere.
As well as being an important part of the patient journey throughout their refractive experience, Dasi also feels that optometrists at Optical Express benefit from working as part of such a diverse team. Our multidisciplinary team made up of Patient Advisors, Healthcare Assistants, Nurses, Optometrists, Surgeons, etc. all have a wide skill-set and breadth of knowledge that not only benefits the patient but also allows optometrists the opportunity to learn and expand their clinical expertise.
When working with Optical Express, optometrists also have the unique opportunity to work in state of the art clinics with advanced technology that can’t typically be found within other eye care providers. Dasi tells us that “Over £500 million has been invested in our clinics and diagnostic technology, which has actually put Optical Express at the forefront of the outcomes achieved for patients”. This allows our optometrists and surgeons to complete their procedures to the best of their abilities and achieve unmatched visual results for our patients.
For any optometrists considering a new career, there really has never been a better time to join Optical Express. Dasi urges, “If you are an optometrist looking for an incredible opportunity, with an incredible team, get in touch. I am convinced it will be a move in the right direction”.