As another years comes to end students will be considering their future career options. Specsavers in Bexhill is encouraging local students to consider a career in optics and optometry.

Advice

The team is always available to offer advice to young people about how to get into the industry.

Rewarding

Rob Lofting, store director at Specsavers Bexhill, says: ‘There are all sorts of opportunities and roles within optometry - you could be working with the general public in a high street optometrists; carrying out eye examinations, treating eye conditions in a hospital or clinic or carrying out essential research in the university or a laboratory.

‘You could also be involved in developing cutting-edge contact lenses for all kinds of eye conditions, or helping people find the right glasses to make sure that they are living life to the full - and looking good! If you have the right skills then this is a very rewarding carrer.’

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary between universities but you will usually need high grades, typically a minimum of AAB at A-level, or equivalent, with at least two science subjects.

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