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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.

Patient Co-management

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.

Hesham, Optometrist

“I’d never considered Optical Express previously, but in the months prior to joining I’d seen more and more on Linkedin and in industry publications about the direction in which the company was headed. It looked to be a very positive and proactive business, so when the opportunity to become part of it came up I was pretty receptive to the idea.”

Independent Prescribing (IP) at Optical Express

Professional development and patient care are central to life at Optical Express, so it’s no surprise to find that the company funds the IP qualification for its optometrists

James, Business Analyst & Operations Team Leader

He's celebrating more than 10 years at Optical Express - James tells us about his career to date, and his plans for the future

Raymond, Optometrist, Inverness

In his previous role at a large high street optician, Raymond was frustrated when his contact lens patients asked about laser eye surgery and he was not able to to help them. We caught up with Raymond in his 4th week after joining Optical Express to see how he’s getting on.

Megan, Optometrist, Glasgow

Hours spent on the road, and a work/life balance that was most definitely more work than life, led Megan to reconsider what was important to her in her career. She was surprised by all that was on offer at Optical Express for optometrists, and by how straightforward the application process was.

Our new Hull clinic is now open!

We spoke to Catherine, optometrist at the new Optical Express consultation clinic in Hull, about her team’s recent move to new premises in the city.

IP and Me

When Juneid (Senior Refractive Optometrist) was asked if he’d like to be one of the first Optical Express optometrists to go on the Independent Prescribing (IP) course, he didn’t have to think twice. He grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far By Risha

We have an excellent clinical support team who are available to offer any further guidance we may require throughout the day, and I get to work alongside our experienced ophthalmologists and see a range of patients.