Specsavers, the world’s largest optical retailer, is making its first appearance at 100% Optical this year with a stand that puts the emphasis firmly on its reputation for leading-edge professionalism and a keynote lecture from co-founder Doug Perkins.
The stand features a striking full-colour image from an OCT (optical coherence tomographer) of the retina of a patient with wet AMD (age-related macula degeneration).
It also includes an Eyebar for demonstrations of the iPads that are used in store for digital precision eyecare to ensure that every customer receives the very best professional care in frame and lens selection and measurement.
Specsavers’ professional advancement team will be there over the three days, ready to speak with visitors about the world-class CET that is on offer and the recently-launched career paths for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians (DOs). Specsavers is the first provider to obtain approval of interactive text-based distance learning in 2016 and the only accredited provider of level 6 BTEC qualifications in children’s eyecare.
They will also be interested in meeting specialists in enhanced optical services, with a view to working together on projects in the future.
The recruitment team will be there in force to talk about the opportunity for ambitious professionals to join Specsavers, as employed optometrists and DOs, in store or in domiciliary, and with the chance to progress to be a joint venture partner. As the largest employer of optical professionals, at any one time Specsavers can offer a wide range of career opportunities in locations throughout the UK and worldwide.
Keynote from Specsavers co-founder Doug Perkins
Specsavers co-founder Doug Perkins says: ‘We are delighted to be at 100% Optical for the first time, and looking forward to meeting with optical professionals who share our passion for clinical excellence and who want to join the optical revolution with Specsavers.’
Doug will give a keynote lecture, along with Specsavers Director of Optometry Advancement Paul Morris, on the disruptive change facing optometry and what the profession needs to do about it. The lecture, The changing face of high street optometry – what part will you play?, is on the main stage at 5pm on Sunday.
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