A member of staff at Specsavers in Portishead is celebrating after graduating with a Dispensing Optician (DO) qualification.

Hard work paid off

Sophie Cole, 21, started working at Specsavers as an apprentice five years ago and has now taken up a DO position at the store.

As well as learning about all aspects of visual health, Sophie honed her technical skills providing specialist assessment, treatment and advice for members of the public. 

‘It’s a brilliant feeling to have graduated – all of my hard work has paid off,’ Sophie said. ‘I know the hard work won’t stop here though, and I’m looking forward to the challenges this year will bring.’ 

A word from the store director

Store director David Perrigo, commented: ‘We were all so pleased to hear about Sophie’s success. I’m sure that she’ll take this year in her stride and it will be the beginning of a long career in optometry within Specsavers.’

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