The Leven store has started the New Year with the appointment of a new optometrist director, Eamon Tariq.

Eamon, 28, joins fellow directors Adrian McCann and Gary Wood in overseeing operations of the optical and audiology business. His appointment coincides with the retirement of optometrist director Stewart Wilson following 25 years’ service at Specsavers stores across Fife as well as domiciliary services in Highlands and Islands.

Born and bred in Glenrothes, Eamon graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University where he was British Contact Lens Ambassador (BCLA) during his studies and completed his pre-registration training with Specsavers Glenrothes in 2020.

Eamon is passionate about developing optometry and is trained as an Early Careers Officer within Specsavers Leven which sees him regularly engaging with local schools. During his studies, he volunteered in South Africa as part of the Phelophepa Train of Hope project. The custom-built ‘Train of Hope’ delivers healthcare to remote areas of the country and Eamon volunteered as an optician.

A word from the store director:

Eamon says: ‘Volunteering in South Africa was a very humbling and rewarding experience, we would care for queues of people every day and the joy on their faces when I had corrected their vision was priceless.

‘After starting my journey working in Specsavers Glenrothes as a pre-reg, I am thrilled to take the next step in my career with the role of optometrist director at Leven. I’m looking forward to getting to know both the team and customers better and creating a positive impact on the business.’

Adrian McCann, optometrist director of Specsavers Leven, says: ‘We’re excited to welcome Eamon to the store to work alongside myself and Gary. Specsavers Leven is growing year on year and we look forward to this next chapter as we continue to engage with the local community and provide high quality eye and ear services.’

Specsavers stores are still open for all eye and hearing needs during the latest lockdown phase. Under Scottish Government guidance, people may leave home to obtain medical assistance, including eye and hearing tests, which are considered essential healthcare services. If customers can’t leave home unaccompanied for an eye test, they can request a home visit from Specsavers instead.