Specsavers – UK & Ireland Partnerships


Life as a new JVP

Postmaster UK & IR July 8, 2016

Michael Todd, Optometrist Director, Teignmouth   Q&A with Michael: How are you finding life in the partnership? Life is busy and good, feet on the ground in store now for 18months but has gone by very quickly!   Life certainly has changed since becoming a partner- principally a wider scope of things to concentrate on… Continue Reading »


School’s out, and Specsavers is the place to be this summer for optom students

Postmaster UK & IR June 22, 2016

Around 550 of the estimated 700 second-year optometry students across the UK will be learning the ropes through a four to six week placement in a Specsavers practice this summer. Cardiff University student Kamila Owsianik, 20, has just started her placement with Specsavers in Tiverton. She says: ‘I was really happy to get the offer… Continue Reading »


Optometrists gear up for enhanced services challenge

Postmaster UK & IR June 15, 2016

More than 80 optometrists from multiples and independents were put through their paces at clinical skills workshops for MECS (minor eye conditions) and Glaucoma on Sunday 12 June at the University of Manchester The workshops were funded by Specsavers and open to all optometrists wherever they work. Most delegates came from Greater Manchester but some… Continue Reading »


UK’s first autism-friendly optician is named

Postmaster UK & IR June 13, 2016

Specsavers in Glasgow has been named the UK’s first autism-friendly optician. Staff at the busy Trongate store achieved The National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award after making changes to reduce the difficulty and distress many autistic people feel during eye tests. This included introducing weekly quiet times and a chill out area, creating a pamphlet… Continue Reading »


New Heads of Enhanced Optical Services join Specsavers

Postmaster UK & IR May 26, 2016

Three leading optometrists with extensive clinical experience have joined Specsavers to play their part in taking forward the enhanced services revolution. They are Kiki Soteri, former Lecturer in Optometry at Plymouth University, Satvinder Singh Soomal, former Deputy Head of Optometry at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, and Hayley Moore, former National Optometry Development Manager for… Continue Reading »


Pioneering glaucoma scheme live in Gwent

Postmaster UK & IR May 20, 2016

Specsavers in Newport is one of three high street opticians in Gwent selected to provide a pioneering glaucoma service in the community by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Thousands of Gwent residents at risk of developing glaucoma will be able to access specialist eye care close to their homes either with Specsavers in their… Continue Reading »

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