Members of the Specsavers team in Monmouth visited a local school to highlight the importance of good eye health.

Caroline Campbell, optometrist and Jade Brain, optical assistant, visited Monmouth Comprehensive School for its annual Careers and Education Fair.

Career in optics

The duo had a stand at the school, where they spoke with secondary school and sixth form students about options for careers in optics. They handed out leaflets and allowed students to try on glasses mimicking eye conditions, such as glaucoma and wet age-related macular degeneration.

Emily Anne-Frost, director at the Monmouth store, says: ‘Attending community events like this is important to us, as it gives young people the opportunity to look into a career in optics – something they may have never previously thought about. Similarly, it gave us a chance to discuss the importance of keeping your eye health in check by having eye tests once every two years, as a minimum.’

Platinum employer

Specsavers Monmouth was also recently accredited as a Platinum Employer. The accreditation assesses stores on areas of the business including recruitment, learning and development, highlighting stores that perform well in all areas.

‘Our team-focussed approach is further strengthened by this accreditation,’ she continues. ‘We are dedicated to making sure our staff feel valued and are given the opportunity to progress their career. Jade and Caroline are prime examples of this, joining us as different stages in their career, but both using the training courses provided by Specsavers to enhance their optical knowledge.

‘I hope the stall gave the young people a glimpse into a career with Specsavers and, one day, they can make the most of the development opportunities that our team have had.’

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