Optometrist Shafiq Lorgat (23), has been part of the Specsavers family since 2015, when he joined the Bletchley store as newly qualified pre-registration optometrist.

Formerly student of optometry at the University of Bradford, Shafiq relocated to Hertfordshire to assume his new role.

A word from Shafiq

He said: ‘I had always wanted to work in healthcare and for me, optometry provided that opportunity and offered me an attractive work-life balance too.

‘I spend much of my day in store conducting eye tests and overseeing dispensing. However, every day is different at the same time. I have carried out thousands of eye tests since I joined the team and no two patients have presented the same needs.’

A word from the store director

Bhavash Kotecha, the store’s co-owner, said: ‘We have been blown away by Shafiq’s performance since day one when he joined us as a pre-registration optometrist. Now fully qualified, he continues to be a star performer in our team, and is very popular among colleagues and customers alike.’

More about Shafiq

In his free time, Shafiq likes to visit family and friends in his native Leicester and enjoys playing football and working out in the gym.

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