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15
Aug

The Importance of the GOC

The GOC are one of 12 organisations in the UK known as a health and social care regulator and they specifically regulate around 30,000 optical registrants, including Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians, Student Opticians and Optical Businesses.  The council is made up of 12 professionals within the Optical industry and their main goal is to set strategic direction of the organisation. They

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8
Aug

Formal Interviews vs Informal interviews: My experience

I assume everyone reading this has attended an interview at some point in their life, either for your first job or a step forward in your career or ’25 to life’ as some would say. The real question is, was the interview formal or informal? I have had two interviews in my life and as chance would have it, one

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24
Jul

The importance of keeping up to date with optical news

When I first started in optics, I thought I could get away with just knowing what our clients offer in terms of salary, benefits or progression.  I didn’t know that there was much more I needed to know in the industry!  I genuinely believed that “not much changes” and “I don’t need to read articles about a new system or

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17
Jul

Pre registration year with Mariam Bhojani

Q&A Mariam Bhojani, Optometrist at Pinders Opticians in Mansfield talks about her Pre Reg experience in 2016/17 exclusively with Vivid Optical’s Danny Alaimo. How did you decide on where to uptake your pre reg year? Mariam Bhojani I remember being at uni during my second year the multiples would send their reps in on recruitment drives and convince us on

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8
Dec

6 Effective Tips When Interviewing For a Job

Probably one of the most nerve-racking experiences that us as humans must deal with in our lifetime is securing a new job/position.   And it never seems to get easier no matter how hard you try! Meeting new people, overcoming difficult questions and having to sell yourself is a prerequisite. Investing time into the job preparation seems like a chore but

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26
Jan

Are the supermarket opticians taking over from the high street opticians?

The high street opticians have been around for ages and had a significant hold over the market. Many optometrists have opted for optician jobs in high street opticians as they are historically the best place to work.  Glasses are a necessity and even though they are an expensive necessity, people are willing to pay for them because let’s face it

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23
Apr

Benefits of employed work over being a locum

Benefits of employed work over being a locum Locum is a person who takes someone’s place temporarily and fulfils their duties for the time being. This is especially common in optician jobs and other medical fields. You might be considering doing some locum work in optometry jobs because you are unsure about which speciality area to go into, want to

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20
Apr

Tips for maintaining Healthy Eyes

Tips for maintaining Healthy Eyes There is no doubt that out of the four senses that we possess the one prized the most by us is our eyesight. Eyes not only make us see better and enjoy the world around us but a good eyesight is also a sign of having a healthy lifestyle. People employed in optical jobs know

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