Jill Dickson is retail director at Specsavers in Dumfries. Read on to find out more about Jill and the store…

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m married to head optometrist at Dumfries, Mark, and have two children. We run the store in partnership with John and Joan Scott.

How did you come to run a Specsavers store?

I started working at the store in 1995, and at that time had five years' experience of working in an opticians. 

Do you wear specs, and if so, what is your favourite style?

Yes – I like wearing designer frames.

What does your job at Specsavers Opticians involve?

Human resources, and staff management and liaison.

How long have you been with the company?

19 years – this is my 20th year with the store.

What is the best part of your role?

Customers – I enjoy meeting people.

How many members of staff do you have working at your store?

30

Why is it so important to get your eyes checked regularly?

Having regular eye tests is important, not only to get prescriptions updated, but they can also pick up on range of illnesses which can otherwise go undetected.

Does your store also offer hearcare?

Yes

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