The career progression you’re looking for is available at Optical Express

Fantastic opportunities

The people in our retail stores are the face of our business. Patient-focused, they place the diverse needs of our patients at the centre of everything they do while striving for commercial excellence.

Thanks to our focus on training and development, the career progression you’re looking for is available at Optical Express.

Our network of stores across the UK and Ireland offer fantastic opportunities for personal fulfilment and professional development. From Patient Advisors to Optical Assistants, and from Dispensing Opticians to Assistant Managers and Store Managers, if you’d like to take your career in retail to a different level, then simply get in touch now.

Why Choose A Career At Optical Express

The Best In Customer Care

Our store teams across the UK and Ireland are the public face of Optical Express. Comprising full and part-time roles including Dispensing Optician, Area Manager, Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Patient Advisor, Optical Advisor, Receptionist and Cleaner, in each of our branches the close-knit team works together to provide exemplary customer service and ensure the smooth-running of their store. Building genuine rapport and acting to meet the needs of the customer are vital attributes. In return, colleagues in our stores can expect fun incentives and great opportunities for career progression.

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

We’ve invested more than £500 million 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.