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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.

Introducing: Paul – Refractive Optometrist

Having started out in research before moving on to nuclear physics, Paul made a complete career change to work in optics. A store director for a large optical multiple’s domiciliary division for 2½ years, his recent move to Optical Express had to be delayed for several months when he moved house and his wife had a baby in quick succession

My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Claire

I began my career with Optical Express in 2007, where I joined the company as an optical assistant in our East Kilbride branch. I was able to work there at weekends whilst I completed my final year of Optometry at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Optical Express Ambassadors: Danielle – Marketing Administrator

I started my Optical Express career in 2011 as a part time inbound advisor whilst working toward a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications. Working in the contact centre in Glasgow was perfect

Optical Express Ambassadors: Pamela – Recruitment Team Leader

For me, the process for joining Optical Express was speedy and streamlined. The initial discussions were worked over 2 stages

My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So far by Michaela

After 6 years of high street optometry, I was starting to get a little bored. My days merged into one auto-pilot script of "Better one, or two?" I felt like I needed a new challenge.

My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Charlotte

I started in 2012 as a second year Optometry student, completing summer placement in the Liverpool store

My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Colin

I’ve always had a focus on bettering my clinical skills. As an Optometrist, being able to help patients with all kinds of issues is incredibly important to me.

My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Amardeep

In 2007, I started my Optical Express journey and in the years since then I’ve never looked back.

My Wonderful Optical Express Journey So Far by Noelle

Nine years ago, I made the move from Northern Ireland to join Optical Express in Edinburgh as an Optometrist. That kick-started my long career with the company.

What our patients say…

At Optical Express, our clinic staff, Optometrists, Nurses and Ophthalmic Surgeons gives our patients the best possible experience from consultation to aftercare...

How Optical Express Provides the Best Visual Outcomes by Mesha

‘Continuous improvement’ is a phrase we’ve all heard, but how many businesses do you know which actually deliver it?

We love to welcome new #oneteam members

Our Optometrists are so important to us. We are delighted to offer them the opportunity to grow and develop their skills...