Michael Langley is co-owner and director of Specsavers in Hoddesdon, alongside fellow partners Lee Jobson-Fowle and Kartik Bharadia.

A dispensing optician who specialises in complex prescriptions, low vision and children’s dispensing, Michael assumed his new role as retail store director in February 2017.

A word from Michael

He said: ‘As a dispensing optician with Specsavers, I embarked on something called the pathway programme, which fast-tracked me to becoming a partner in the business.

‘It was a challenging programme, but it prepared me for owning my own business and I was given all the support I needed along the way.

‘When I first started out as an optician with Specsavers 16 years ago, I never dreamed that I would one day own my own practice and employ a team of 15. It just goes to show where a career in optics can take you.’

Getting to know Michael

Family man Michael lives in his native Harlow and is a devoted dad of two. You can also see him on stage in Hertfordshire of a weekend as he is a drummer in a local band in his free time.

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