Insights from an industry leading team.

about Insight

Insight is a free, online publication which is available to all ophthalmic clinicians, regardless of whether you are an Optical Express employee or not. It’s written specifically with Optometrists in mind and provides relevant, up to date news and information about what’s going on at Optical Express and in the wider ophthalmic industry.

Through Insight, we offer an “Insight” into what it’s like to be part of an industry leading healthcare team, a team that is revolutionising the way eye care is delivered and changing patients’ lives, each and every day. We share videos from colleagues who are at different stages of their career, so whether you are an optometrist with 20 years’ experience, a newly qualified or pre-registration Optometrist, or a university student still considering your career pathway, there will be something relevant within Insight.

We publish patient testimonials to let you see the true impact that vision correction treatment can have on our patients’ lives. The most common response we hear from patients is “I wish I’d done it sooner”, and many of our employers tell is this is one of the most rewarding aspects of their role with Optical Express, who wouldn’t want to work in an environment where you are part of changing people’s lives for the better?

We share news about developments in technology, and how these will benefit patients, which we know is of interest to our fellow clinicians. Optical Express regularly publishes peer reviewed studies in industry leading journals such as Ophthalmology, through Insight we bring these studies to the attention of the wider optometry community.

By signing up to receive the Insight Newsletter, we can also keep you informed about any relevant roles within Optical Express that we believe may be of interest to you. We are passionate about not only our patients but also our clinical teams.

Insight is for everyone, to help develop your industry knowledge and stay up to date with positions available with one of the industry’s leading eye care specialists and the number one provider of laser eye surgery and private lens surgery.

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Take Your Career To New Heights

For any Optometrist exploring new opportunities, Optical Express has a lot to offer. The range of clinical services that we offer patients means that you will be able to practice real clinical diversity, getting the opportunity to develop new skills and grow your clinical confidence. Optical Express’s industry leading position means we can offer real career progression for our Optometrists.

Take advantage of all the benefits we have to offer and enhance your skillset – work with market leading technology and enjoy a structured training and development plan to help your career progress. With flexible working and shift patterns to suit our Optometrists’ lifestyles, it’s no wonder that we’re the first choice for commercially minded and patient focused Optometrists.

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.

& Development

Our Learning & Development team delivers on our commitment to help each one of our employees realise their potential, via ongoing personal development initiatives.


We’re committed to supporting good causes nationwide, particularly those which relate to eye health, such as Sightsavers, which works to eliminate preventable blindness in 30 countries.


We’re the UK’s only complete eyecare provider, giving our employees more career path options and opportunities for advancement.

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.