Specsavers took a mini PAC to Scotland

Posted on September 14, 2017
Author: Lifeatspecsavers

Even as a real hub for talented, clinically driven Optometrists Scotland can still find
itself a distance from the biggest professional Optical conferences across the UK.
With that in mind, Specsavers opened two regional professional conferences to all qualified Optometrists this month in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The optical profession, like many others, is being increasingly influenced and affected
by technological change and evenings like this provide us all with the opportunity to stay ahead of the industry curve.

There were four CET points available to optical practitioners through a varied lecture and discussion workshop evening programme. Jason Higginbotham (Director of
Medical and Education Group – Birmingham Optical Group) delivered a dedicated lecture and group discussion on the introduction of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to kick off the evening before the focus was put back onto the customer.

The 100 plus Optometrists in attendance then chose from two sessions - meeting the needs of customers and clear customer journey (autism awareness). These sessions were part of a balanced evening combining critical industry knowledge with a fresh look at core areas of the customer service specialisms benefitting real practice every day. Both sessions filled within days of announcing the event.

This professional conference was the first of its kind delivered specifically for Optometrists based in Scotland - but with hugely positive feedback from a full room of talented professionals, we are already looking at delivering similar conferences for other regions across the area.

If you are an Optometrist who would benefit from similar professional events in Scotland, stay in the loop on future plans by contacting our regional contact Neil Birkett at neil.birkett@specsavers.com