Meet the new Edgware Road ophthalmic optician

05 December, 2014
ophthalmic optician Johann Panthakey from Edgware Road Specsavers


Johann Panthakey has recently qualified as an ophthalmic optician and has been with Specsavers for five years. Having finished his pre-reg course in July, Johann has applied to medical school and is awaiting his admission results.

A bit about Johann

Johann’s has three generations in optics on his father’s side which is why he decided to go into the field himself. An avid music fan, Johann plays the guitar and piano and also produces music in his spare time. Johann’s favourite genres are rock and electronica.

When asked an interesting fact, Johann said ‘I am of Indian descent, with an Austrian name and practises a religion originating from Persia.’

Johann’s journey

25-year-old Johann began at Specsavers Edgware Road as a part of his course and has worked there since. His favourite part of the job is working with the customers throughout their experience of getting glasses.

Johann said: ‘I love to help give people the gift of clear vision. The location on Edgware Road also allows me to meet people from every part of the world so you get to hear some amazing stories while helping them. I’m so grateful to Specsavers for supporting me during my course and qualification.’

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