Tell us a bit about yourself
I am 32 years old. I love travelling and going to concerts and I completed the London marathon – my second marathon - in April this year.
How long have you been with the company?
I started working for Specsavers at 18 when I was an optometry student, and completed my clinical pre-registration training year in the same store. After passing my Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) I knew that wanted to stay with Specsavers. I’ve been with the company for 14 years.
How did you come to run a Specsavers store?
I’ve worked at the Irvine store for the last eight years and have been a director since early 2015.
What does an eye test involve?
As well as a vision and prescription check, an eye test is now an overall eye health check. It includes thorough examination of the back of the eye, including fundus photography (capturing a photograph of the back of the eye) if the patient is over 16.
Why is it so important to have your eyes checked regularly?
Many health conditions can affect the eyes, for example diabetes, so regular testing allows us to detect and deal with any changes as early as possible.
Does your store also offer Hearcare?
Yes, we have a Hearcare clinic on a Monday and also have a qualified hearcare assistant in store part-time.
Who should consider getting a hearing test?
Anyone over 40 who feels they are having difficulty with their hearing.
How can patients book an eye or hearing test?
They can call us or pop into the store.