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Join us as an optometrist in one of our stores,
and we’ll value both your professional skills
and your input into the store team
and environment. 


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Specsavers is the largest employer of registered optometrists and dispensing opticians (around 3500) in the UK. Our investment in professional education and focus on clinical excellence is second to none, with career paths in place for all professional groups and over 50,000 CET points awarded every year through its events, publications and online modules.



Join us as an optometrist in one of our stores, and we’ll value both your professional skills and your input into the store team and environment.

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dispensing optician

Dispensing Optician

As a dispensing optician in a Specsavers store, you will be a highly valued member of our clinical team. Our innovative new digital precision eyecare will ensure that you are at the cutting edge of your profession, a real wow experience for both you and the customer.

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dispensing optician manager

Dispensing Optician Manager

This key role at the heart of our in-store team presents the perfect opportunity to take your clinical career into management, choosing from a wide variety of stores in which to develop your leadership capabilities. In addition, our exciting new digital precision eyecare will mean you are at the forefront of your specialism when supporting both your dispensing team and the customer journey

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contact lens optician

Contact Lens Optician

At Specsavers, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a high quality range of contact lens products to our customers in a range of affordable prices. It is crucial that as a specialist clinician within your field, you have the same passion for outstanding service as we do. 

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graduate pre-reg

Graduate Pre-Reg

Join us as a Specsavers pre-registration Optometrist and you will work as part of a store team to deliver the highest standards of clinical and customer service to our customers.

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optical partner

Optical Partner

As an Optical JVP, you will lead the optometric side of the business with the ultimate aim of providing the very best in patient eye care. From the number of clinics to the length of a sight test, you have the autonomy to run your business, whilst relying on support and guidance from Specsavers.

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With a unique track record of innovation and change in optics, Specsavers is now leading the drive to transform eye health in the UK, encouraging more people to visit the optometrist and working with the NHS to deliver more enhanced eye care services in the community.

Our aim is for the clinical and retail teams in our stores to work together to provide the best possible customer journey. This is achieved by good communication and a common goal of meeting the customer’s needs every time. 

Join us as an optometrist in one of our stores, and we’ll value both your professional skills and your input into the store team and environment. We offer genuine career progression thanks to the diversity of our stores and roles and you can expect to be supported and developed from day one.

Continuous Education and Training for our Optometrists

Our continually-updated programme of online learning modules covers all competencies for all practitioner groups.

  • CPD: Communication skills – building trust and empathy
    Psychologist Dr Sukhwant Bal shares best practices for optometrists on building rapport, using three different scenarios in a 25-minute masterclass. Learn more here
  • Eye examination and communications techniques specific to the elderly
    Accredited learning techniques specific to the elderly. 1 non -interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians. Learn more here
  • Introduction to diabetes
    Accredited learning 1 CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians. Learn more here
  • Professional development: Mindfulness, listening and challenging self-beliefs
    Corporate psychologist Dr Sukhwant Bal helps you learn to be the best version of yourself. Learn more here
  • Keratoconus series
    Now offering interactive points, this three-part series considers the nature of keratoconus and its management, the benefits of collagen cross linking in certain patients, and the role of contact lenses. Learn more here
  • Resilience in the face of adversity
    Dr Bal explains the concept of resilience in the workplace. Learn more here
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
    Interactive CET points for dispensing opticians as well as optometrists, this three- part series explores the latest technologies and techniques for the surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disease. Learn more here
  • Diabetes and the eye – Parts 1-4
    Discussing the epidemiology, classification, clinical presentation and management of diabetes mellitus types 1 & 2. Learn more here
  • Assessment of the anterior chamber
    This article provides an evidence-based review of assessment methods to effectively establish the risk of anterior chamber angle closure. Learn more here

Professional Advancement Conferences

We run the largest annual Professional Advancement Conference for optometrists in the UK, plus a series of regional MiniPAC events - all offering lecture-based learning, workshops and group discussions. Click here to keep updated on all our latest events.

Becoming a Specsavers Partner

If you aspire to run your own business, Pathway, our internal development programme can help you develop the commercial and leadership skills you need to join our growing family of successful Joint Venture Partners. To see more about our Partnership opportunities please visit our dedicated Specsavers partnership page here