“I feel more confident in managing eye conditions now I have my Independent Prescribing qualification.”
Clinical Services Manger Judy’s already reaping the rewards of gaining her IP
A huge h-IP h-IP hooray to our Optometrists!
We're delighted to announce that the latest group of Optical Express optometrists have passed their Independent Prescribing qualification.
Optical Express Ambassadors: Neil
Neil joined us 8 years ago and has worked his way through the ranks, now managing Optical Express's Sheffield clinic.
What’s involved in the Independent Prescribing course?
If you’ve ever considered taking the steps to gain your own IP qualification, you may be wondering what’s really involved. Some of our optometrists talk about what to expect from the course.
5 Benefits of Studying for the Independent Prescribing Qualification
The course enables optometrists to clinically assess and diagnose patients and prescribe where necessary.
Optical Express reveals brand new clinic in Uxbridge
New modern Uxbridge clinic offers first class facilities
My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Shirley-Anne
Shirley-Anne joined our bustling recruitment team last February, and hasn’t looked back.
3 interview tips that will help you land your dream job
Job interviews remain one of life’s anxiety-ridden events. Much of the interview advice that’s available on the internet is common sense, so what else could you do to set yourself apart from the rest and get the job?
Nurse Liz celebrates her spec-tacular career with Optical Express
As we celebrate International Nurses Day, Optical Express nurse Liz tells us about her career
Claire, Optometrist, Meadowhall
Optical Express funds the Independent Prescribing (IP) course in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University as part of its investment in ongoing development for its optometrists. Here, Claire from our Meadowhall clinic tells us about her experience of IP so far and how she feels it’ll help her optometry career.
Benefits for you, and benefits for your patients
NHS cataract surgery at Optical Express
How the UK & Ireland's leading refractive provider is helping reduce waiting lists
IOL Master at Optical Express
Significant investment has been made in technology, with the aim being to make further improvements in patient visual outcomes at Optical Express. It includes the introduction of the outstanding IOL Master 700 from ZEISS
IP & Me – Scott
Celebrating a decade with Optical Express this year, Scott feels that studying for his Independent Prescribing qualification came at just the right time for him.
Martin sees the difference at Optical Express
Martin was referred to Optical Express by his friend Chris. He's been amazed at the opportunities that are available to him as an Optical Express optometrist.
Nikki joins Optical Express as specialist optometrist recruiter
We’d like to extend a very warm Optical Express welcome to the newest member of the Optical Express family - Nikki
My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Pamela
Pamela is studying for a Certificate in Human Resources Practice whilst continuing her role as Recruitment Team Leader at Optical Express. If you’ve considered studying for a qualification whilst working, Pamela has some great advice.
The Pentacam – what is it?
For a number of years, the OCULUS Pentacam has become an indispensable tool in providing precise, dependable diagnostics. In fact, it's often held up as the "Gold Standard" in anterior eye segment technology. Within a matter of a few seconds, the Pentacam supplies precise data relating to the entire anterior segment.
Professional Development through Independent Prescribing
The role that optometrists play in primary eye care is changing due to the increasing need to support the requirements of community shared-care and minor eye conditions programmes.
Bhavik, Regional Optometry Development Manager
When carrying out routine sight tests on behalf of a large high street optical chain became just a bit too routine for optometrist Bhavik, he knew exactly where his next role should be.
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
We've invested more than £400 million in state of the art technology, so that our surgeons use advanced equipment from market leaders like Carl Zeiss and Johnson & Johnson Vision.
Learning & 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.
Optical Express operates in the UK, Ireland, Croatia and Germany.
After the NHS, Optical Express surgeons carry out more lens surgeries than any other provider.
We're the UK's only complete eyecare provider, giving our employees more career path options and opportunities for advancement.
With 126 locations across the UK and Ireland, including refractive clinics and optical stores, there's a wide variety of career opportunities at Optical Express.
Recognising Colleague Contribution
We believe in recognising the colleagues who have made significant contributions to our business, through company communications and conferences.