Get to know Specsavers Crouch End’s new store director, Shahid Haji, who joined the team in March.

Destined for optometry

Shahid, originally from Birmingham, seems to have optometry in his blood, as he comes from a whole family of optometry professionals. In his immediate family alone, Shahid’s dad is an optometrist and his brother is a dispensing optician.

Shahid’s pathway to Specavers Crouch End

Shahid studied for a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and whilst at university worked in optics part time. This ignited his passion for optometry and upon graduating, Shahid embarked on a career within the field. He went on to manage a group of independent optometry practices in Birmingham, before deciding to make the move back to London where he used to study and live. Shahid has worked within the multiple and independent sectors and has over a decade of experience within the field. 

Shahid himself, on joining the Crouch End team:

‘I’ve loved joining my new team. I’ve received such great support from my optometry partner Shathi and the whole team has really helped me to settle in. I’m thoroughly enjoying my time with Specsavers and am looking forward to meeting all the Crouch End customers in the coming months.’

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