Specsavers Beckenham Assistant Manager Kirsten has been working in optometry for just over a year, but given her family’s background in the field, it must feel like much longer.

Destined for the optical world…

Kirsten’s father used to work in Specsavers Enfield for many years, while her mother has spent over 20 years working in optics as an eye nurse. She says since she was young it was a path that she eventually wanted to follow.

Kirsten originally began as an optical assistant at the Beckenham store, but her manager and directors were so impressed with her leadership skills and initiatives she took in store, that she was soon promoted to the role of assistant manager.

On her team…

Kirsten believes her favourite part of her new role is leading a team who are like family, saying that ‘everyone likes to have a laugh with each other on the store floor’.

When not at work…

An avid reader, Kirsten spends much of her time in books when she’s not at work, but she is also a talented drawer and is honing her skills in portraiture currently.

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