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Job Description

Optometrists examine patients eyes to detect disease or other conditions, test their eye sight, prescribe glasses or contact lenses and refer patients to other specialists for further treatment if necessary.

Entry Requirements

A degree in optometry followed by a one year paid, supervised work experience with a registered optometrist which will allow you to register with the General Optical Council.

If you're already working as a dispensing optician, you'll need to complete an optometry degree and pre-registration year.

Required Skills

  • The ability to analyse scientific and mathematical data
  • Good concentration
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain concentration
  • Ability to put people at ease
  • Adaptability - to new technologies and techniques

Starting Salary

£26,000 to £82,000

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