The team from Specsavers in Leatherhead is very proud of two colleagues' recent exam success.

Well done to Nicky

Nicky Catherine was delighted to recently pass her professional certificate in medical retina. The certificate provides optometrists like Nicky with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of common medical retina conditions, their diagnosis, referral and management.

Nicky said: 'As an optometrist, it is always good to expand your knowledge and keep up to date with the latest innovations and industry thinking. My qualification provides me with extra knowledge of common medical retina conditions and how to conduct certain tests like diabetic retinopathy screening. It assures customers too of the quality of service provided by Specsavsers in Leatherhead.'

Well done to Gobikrishan 

Gobikrishan Sivalingam now has the letters 'BSC MC Optom' after his name, meaning he is a fully qualified optometrist. His qualification means he is fully accredited to examine customers' eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular diseases or abnormality and problems with general health, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Within his role, Gobikrishan will make health assessments, offer clinical advice, offer corrective eyewear solutions and refer customers on for further treatment when necessary. Gobikrishan said: 'I am delighted to be a member of the College of Optometrists and will look to further my career at a later stage by taking further qualifications to develop my expertise in certain specialist areas of practice.'

Supporting employees with career progression

Specsavers has always supported its staff with excellent training, evident in its apprenticeship programme right up to enabling employees like Nicky and Gobikrishan further their careers once trained as an optician. 

Greg MacGregor, retail director at Specsavers in Leatherhead said: 'We are always very proud of our colleagues who further their careers with us. We are a people business, interacting with customers every day and fulfilled, qualified and knowledge staff reassures the community that we offer a stellar service that's second to none.'

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