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Operate in our state of the art clinics

We’re proud of the career path we offer our surgery teams. Our nurses, surgery associates and operating department practitioners can follow a number of different progression paths in a clinical environment, thanks to our learning and development programmes.

Operating in our state of the art clinics across the UK and Ireland, our clinical teams are crucial to our patients’ visual outcomes and to the success of Optical Express. If you’re looking for a role that will help you continue to learn and progress, then contact us now.

Career Journeys

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Optical Express is committed to supporting you at every stage of your career, helping you grow and develop.

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Refractive Surgery Support Manager

I’d never considered working in the optical industry, but when a job came up in the Optical Express contact centre in 2003, I applied and got it.

I enjoyed speaking to patients and helping them to book refractive surgery consultations. I was quickly promoted to Team Leader with my own team, but after 6 months I moved to a role in Operations, with a focus on producing reports and communicating with the store teams.

Optical Express was expanding, so my role continued to evolve and I began to look after many of the surgery team’s tasks, too.

Today, I have my own team and oversee the forecasting and scheduling of the surgery diary across the UK and Ireland. I’m also the main point of contact for our surgeons, and help with surgeon recruitment as well as having responsibility for their induction and training.

I report on a number of aspects of the business to senior management and often work closely with our IT team to help develop and implement new systems and reports.

I enjoy the variety that my job brings each day – things can happen quickly! I learn a lot from the people I’m working with, too – incredibly smart and interesting people, like our surgeons, who are genuinely world leaders in their field.

Your Optical Express Career Starts Here

Search the available opportunities across our business below. Applying for a role at Optical Express may be the best career decision you’ll ever make.

Helping Our Patients Discover Excellent Vision

With patient care our priority, our surgery teams need to have excellent interpersonal skills as well as the practical skills required to do their jobs well. Team members can expect to work with the latest, most advanced technology and facilities in their clinic, and they'll also gain satisfaction from helping our patients to live a life free of glasses and contact lenses. Our training and development is industry-leading, ensuring that our surgical team members remain at the forefront of refractive surgery developments.

Helping Our Patients See The World More Clearly

Our Registered Nurses lead our surgery teams, using their expertise to help deliver excellence in all aspects of patient management. It's a hands-on role which includes handling admissions, assisting within the within the anaesthetic room, preparing the patient for their laser or Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) treatment and pre-screening diagnostic duties. Our nurses gain great satisfaction from building rapport with our patients and being an active part of their journey to excellent vision. They benefit from our best-in-class training and development programmes.

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