An assessment day for optometrists in central London to gain accreditation in treating minor eye conditions was held at the Edgware Road store. The exam referred to as WOPEC MECS Level 2 was a first of a kind event open to all optometrists, regardless of where they work.
Members of the London Tri-Borough Local Optical Committee (LOC) were invited to attend the event to take their WOPEC MECS Level 2 exams.
The director says…
Edgware Road Store director and LOC member, Said Aghabozorg, said: ‘The message that we need to take on enhanced optical services (EOS) for the benefit of patients and our profession cannot be underestimated. This applies to all optometrists, not just Specsavers practitioners.’
Said, continued: ‘At Specsavers we sometimes take for granted how fortunate we are to have a team solely dedicated to professional advancement and enhanced services in particular. Attending LOC meetings, I realised that practitioners outside this can have limited support, at best, when it comes to completing WOPEC accreditation and obtaining guidance around the future challenges facing our profession.’
Transforming eye care
Head of EOS for London and Specsavers Wembley store director, Rakesh Kapour, said: ‘The college of Optometry agree that the future of optometry lies in EOS and I am so glad that the Tri-Borough LOC has accepted this invitation. We hope that by helping local community practitioners gain accreditation, the important care that Specsavers provides in local communities is more widely recognised.
Watch this space for future events!