Optom Articles

24
Oct

Dry Eye Digest – Read All About It!

Dry eye syndrome is a condition where the eyes do not make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to the eyes drying out and becoming inflamed. It is a common condition and becomes more common with age, especially in women. Up to a third of people age 65 or older may have dry eye syndrome.

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12
Sep

Your Candidate Journey

As the UK’s largest and most trusted recruitment consultancy (based on Google and Facebook reviews 😊), we pride ourselves on ensuring the very best level of service to our candidates.  Whether you’re an optometrist, dispensing optician, optical advisor or a director level individual, we follow the same process for all. Of course, this is a very simplified flow chart of

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5
Sep

Life as an OA

Jorge Sobral was an Optical Assistant (or Advisor, Consultant etc. – or whatever job title each specific company uses) for over 4 years and has now ventured into the world of optical recruitment.  Suffice to say he knows his stuff!  Here are his thoughts on life as an OA…   Being an Optical Assistant is a lot more than “selling

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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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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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