Taking Her Talent onto the Road - Tasmia’s Domiciliary Success Story
November 07, 2018
Tasmia Shiraz qualified as an Optometrist two years ago and she has recently stepped into the world of home visits, starting her first employed role as a Domiciliary Optometrist.
“My new role involves visiting patients that are housebound and unable to access stores unaided either due to a physical or a mental constraint. What I enjoy the most about domiciliary work is
just meeting these individuals; each and every one of them have a story to tell and by being invited into their homes we are able to experience that, as well as give them a service they need.”
Tasmia had done a lot of research into different domiciliary companies, but after just one day with Specsavers Home Visits she knew she had found the right company for her.
“After having spoken to a few other Domiciliary companies I knew that it was definitely a role I wanted to pursue. I had shadowed other domiciliary companies too and was intrigued to see how Specsavers were different. Harriet Brady from Specsavers Recruitment suggested that I met with Tina Dickinson, the Optometrist Director for Specsavers Home Visits covering North London and Essex, to see what Specsavers Home Visits would have to offer.”
Tasmia secured her new role with Specsavers Home Visits with the help of Specsavers Recruitment. The support and guidance she received throughout the process meant that she could focus on making the best career choice for her, while Harriet Brady, Regional Recruitment Manager, took care of the rest.
“Harriet was always keeping in touch to see how I was getting on. She was always quick with her feedback, and so reassuring.”
Tasmia found a position that’s rewarding in both senses of the word with a company she believes in. If you’re like Tasmia and you’re interested in changing lives for a living, why not explore opportunities with Specsavers Home Visits?
“Don't be scared. If domiciliary work is something you’re interested in then just get in touch with the Specsavers Recruitment team. They'll be able to organise things and put you in contact with directors so that you can shadow the Home Visiting team and see for yourself first-hand what domiciliary work is like. You won't regret it!”
Why not follow Tasmia’s advice and organise a shadow day?