Optical Coherence Tomography is an important diagnostic scan which supports the care of many patients seen in routine and refractive/cataract surgery clinics today
Here’s what to expect when you join Optical Express
Beginning a new job doesn't have to make you nervous. We spoke to Optometrist Sophie about her first few weeks at Optical Express, the leading refractive surgery provider in the UK and Ireland.
Optical Express joins leading scientists to raise funds for dementia research
The company is a key supporter of Sir Jackie Stewart’s charity Race Against Dementia.
Looking to take your career in a new direction? Refractive optometry could the answer.
Job satisfaction. What does it mean to you? More and more optometrists are tiring of the routine sight test/glasses/contact lenses merry-go-round, and are looking for something more.
Life as an Ophthalmic Surgeon
Experienced ophthalmic surgeon Dr Amir Mani relishes his role at Optical Express, the UK's leading refractive surgery provider
My wonderful Optical Express Journey by Stuart
Stuart started with the business 16 years ago as a call centre operator and has progressed to Surgery Operations Manager
My Career – Derrick, IOL Clinical Development Director
IOL Clinical Development Director Derrick had no inkling as to how varied his career in optometry would be when he first started at Optical Express, almost 20 years ago. We talk to him about his optometry career path.
A day in the life of a Recruitment Specialist
Read Marc’s story to find out he helps people take the next step on their career ladder.
Jean, Patient Advisor, Newcastle
Jean’s Optical Express career spans 17 years. Since the day she started in the business, she has wholeheartedly embraced the role of Patient Advisor - a role that she continues to carry out today.
Day in the life of a manager
Neil has been at Optical Express for 8 years, working his way up from optical advisor to manager at the company’s large clinic in Meadowhall, Sheffield. We spoke to Neil about his management style and how he helps shape performance in his location.
Spotlight on our Glasgow SVS clinic
Situated in a stunning, B-listed building in the heart of Glasgow, our St Vincent Street (SVS) location is a flagship clinic of Optical Express.
Day in the life of a Patient Advisor
Our patient advisors are the friendly face of our clinics, and it’s a role that comes with heaps of variety day to day
Ambassador Update: William
William joined Optical Express seven years ago as an Outbound Team Leader, helping the business to achieve its goal to be the leader in eye care that it is today.
My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Iona
Iona joined Optical Express as a graduate, working her way up the ladder in our Recruitment team.
Day in the life of an optometrist
Carrying out eye tests on our patients isn’t the only task our optometrists undertake; often the role is much more varied.
“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.
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.