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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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domiciliary optometrist

Domiciliary Optometrist

We are now providing eyecare services at home to those who cannot visit a high street optician. As a domiciliary optometrist you will work over a set ‘territory’, providing excellent service to our housebound 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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contact lens optician

Contact Lens Optician

Your career as a contact lens optician will play a bit part in the Specsavers store. You'll work towards providing a contact lens fitting and aftercare service that's in a whole different league.

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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.

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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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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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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

Our continually-updated CET programme provides our optical practitioners with all the interactive points and competencies they need across the three-year CET cycle, through a mix of online learning, in-store peer discussion and professional development events.

All our CET articles are peer-reviewed and written by respected academic authors from the worlds of optometry and ophthalmology. Example topics include: diabetes and the eye, keratoconus, binocular vision, vitreoretinal surgery, and decision-making for minor eye conditions.

Our online in-house journal, ProFile, features regular CET articles, clinical case studies, news and updates and is emailed direct to professional colleagues and students.

A selection of our CET accredited online learning modules is available free of charge for all optical practitioners, wherever they work, on Spectrum.

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