Three members of the team at Specsavers Didcot opticians are celebrating 34 years’ as qualified dispensing opticians (DO).
Patsy Smiles, Tess Christie and Adela Garcia have all been qualified to dispense and fit specs for more than 30 years between them.
Amazing team in Didcot
Longest standing team member Adela join the Didcot store when it first opened in 2005. Previously a secondary school teacher in Spain, Adela took up the role while on a career break, but after being offered the opportunity to train towards her DO qualification, decided it was too good an opportunity to miss. She qualified as a DO in 2009.
Tess joined Specsavers in Bath as an optical assistant in 2003, qualifying as a DO in 2007, before moving to Oxfordshire and joining the Specsavers Didcot team as a locum DO last year
The newest of the trio to join the team, Patsy, has been with the store for two years, but has been qualified as a dispensing optician for 15 years.