Careers in Eyecare

Work experience

Work experience is a great way to gain experience, build skills and get taste for a possible career path. Find out more about work experience via the links below.

Brighten Your Future With Careers In Eyecare

DID YOU KNOW?

Careers in eyecare offer a lot of potential to young people. Open your eyes to the possibilities…

Careers for everyone

There are many interesting careers in eyecare and eye wear, with entry at all levels. Whatever your background and interests, you can take your next steps into an eyecare career.

Careers with a chance to earn AND learn

Careers in eyecare can give you the chance to earn while you learn, with courses leading to qualifications at various levels including a diploma or degree.

Caring, creative careers

Whether you want to work in fashion or technology, whether you are interested in caring for people or science, if you want to work in retail, in management, in design or in manufacturing, there’s an eyecare career for you.

New career guides available on Careers in Eyecare

Have you browsed through the career guides available on this site? Whether you are looking for an entry level role or aiming for a degree, there are lots of careers in eyecare that might appeal to you. New roles added recently With help from eyecare charity SeeAbility, we have recently added two new careers where … Continue reading New career guides available on Careers in Eyecare

Managing exam and revision stress

May and June are stressful months if you have exams, and anxiety can hold you back from doing your best in your exams. Read on for some simple tips to help you stay on top of anxiety. Remember, it’s normal to feel stressed and anxious about exams. Even if your friends and classmates seem calm, … Continue reading Managing exam and revision stress

Frame design competition finalist: Joyce Addai-Davis

Do you ever wonder how spectacle frames are designed? Students at the Royal College of Art have a chance to take part in an exciting design competition each year, and the winning frames are displayed at the eyewear industry’s trade show, 100% Optical. Read on to meet one of this year’s finalists. What encouraged you … Continue reading Frame design competition finalist: Joyce Addai-Davis

Frame design competition finalist: Erin Yuwei Yang

Do you ever wonder how spectacle frames are designed? Students at the Royal College of Art have a chance to take part in an exciting design competition each year, and the winning frames are displayed at the eyewear industry’s trade show, 100% Optical. Read on to meet one of this year’s finalists. What encouraged you … Continue reading Frame design competition finalist: Erin Yuwei Yang

Your career path as an optometrist

So you are a newly qualified optometrist – or maybe you are on track to qualify soon. It’s easy to focus on your pre-reg year and passing your exams but have you thought about what comes next? Read on for ideas for your career and different pathways you could follow, from low vision and paediatrics … Continue reading Your career path as an optometrist

Frame design competition finalist: Sofia Sanchez

Do you ever wonder how spectacle frames are designed? Students at the Royal College of Art have a chance to take part in an exciting design competition each year, and the winning frames are displayed at the eyewear industry’s trade show, 100% Optical. Read on to meet one of this year’s finalists. What encouraged you … Continue reading Frame design competition finalist: Sofia Sanchez

Summer school in Ophthalmology

If you are thinking about a career in ophthalmology, you might be interested in a course from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. This three day certificated course is aimed at medical students, junior doctors and others who are interested in ophthalmology as a potential career choice. The online course will be presented by leading consultant … Continue reading Summer school in Ophthalmology

Frame design competition finalist: Morag Seaton

Do you ever wonder how spectacle frames are designed? Students at the Royal College of Art have a chance to take part in an exciting design competition each year, and the winning frames are displayed at the eyewear industry’s trade show, 100% Optical. Read on to meet one of this year’s finalists. What encouraged you … Continue reading Frame design competition finalist: Morag Seaton

Frame design competition finalist: Ciccy Lyu

Do you ever wonder how spectacle frames are designed? Students at the Royal College of Art have a chance to take part in an exciting design competition each year, and the winning frames are displayed at the eyewear industry’s trade show, 100% Optical. Read on to meet one of this year’s finalists. What encouraged you … Continue reading Frame design competition finalist: Ciccy Lyu

Join the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) sounds ancient but has a modern purpose. Its mission is to support better vision for all, and it has a membership scheme that welcomes young people working in eyecare as well as those committed to improving vision. The Company was founded in 1629 and is living proof that … Continue reading Join the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

Frame design competition winner: Maria Nava

Do you ever wonder how spectacle frames are designed? Students at the Royal College of Art have a chance to take part in an exciting design competition each year, and the winning frames are displayed at the eyewear industry’s trade show, 100% Optical. Read on to meet this year’s winner. What encouraged you to enter … Continue reading Frame design competition winner: Maria Nava

7 tips to help you plan your time when revising

Exams are starting and the pressure is hotting up to keep on revising. Here are some tips on how to revise when time is short. Use any spare moments for revision. Make the most of bus trips or the moments while you are waiting for the kettle to boil. Practise regularly – every day is … Continue reading 7 tips to help you plan your time when revising

Frame design competition winners

Do you ever wonder how spectacle frames are designed? Students at the Royal College of Art have a chance to take part in an exciting design competition each year, and the winning frames are displayed at the eyewear industry’s trade show, 100% Optical. Read on to find out more about the competition and meet some … Continue reading Frame design competition winners

What eyecare jobs are there for school leavers?

If you are leaving school this summer, it is a great time to think about your options. You may want to go on to further education or higher education, but you might want to get a job. There are a number of roles for young people working in eyecare. Becoming an optical assistant is a … Continue reading What eyecare jobs are there for school leavers?

A choice of two distance learning courses to become a dispensing optician

ABDO College offers a choice of two distance learning courses on the route to becoming a qualified dispensing optician (DO): Foundation Degree /BSc (Hons) in Ophthalmic Dispensing (Year 1)Fellowship Dispensing Diploma courses (Year 1) Option 1A two-year Foundation Degree course followed by a third year BSc Degree course in Ophthalmic Dispensing – leading to BSc … Continue reading A choice of two distance learning courses to become a dispensing optician

Day in the life … Clinical Research Optometrist Paulina

Describe your typical day As a newly graduated Optical and Imaging Technologies Masters student, with my first degree in Optics and Optometry, I’m involved in the clinical evaluations of the patients. I take measurements for each wearer trial and take part in quality controls during the lens manufacturing process. What do you start with every … Continue reading Day in the life … Clinical Research Optometrist Paulina

Overcoming personal challenges while studying

By Mark Nevey, FBDO The pressures of studying can be challenging at the best of times and working towards the DO diploma or degree is no different. When challenges present themselves in your personal life, it can make studying feel even harder. However, support is always at hand. I experienced such a challenge first-hand when … Continue reading Overcoming personal challenges while studying

Careers in Eyecare – working in management

If you are early in your career, have you thought about management as an option for you? Whilst many people will tell you that experience is key, and it certainly is important, there are ways that you can train towards a management role. The first thing to consider is what type of management role you … Continue reading Careers in Eyecare – working in management

What happens after you have applied for flexible working?

Everyone who has worked for their employer for 26 weeks or more has the right to ask for flexible work. There are a number of different ways you can work flexibly. Click here to read more about the different ways. There is a process to follow to apply for flexible working. After you apply your … Continue reading What happens after you have applied for flexible working?

What to think about when choosing your A levels

When you are deciding on A level topics it can seem overwhelming – but don’t panic. Read on for tips to help you, and advice on timings. First, you might want to think about the sort of job you would like to do. Look on a careers website like Careers in Eyecare and find out … Continue reading What to think about when choosing your A levels

WCSM to support Careers in Eyecare campaign

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) has committed to support Careers in Eyecare, the award-winning campaign from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). Chair of the WCSM Membership Committee Fiona Anderson says, “The WCSM wants to inspire future generations committed to visionary eye care, building upon a rich heritage of almost 400 years … Continue reading WCSM to support Careers in Eyecare campaign

Day in the life … DO and business owner Jim

What do you start with every day? I start with a healthy breakfast and see my family off to school or work. I then jump in the car and start my commute to work. During my drive to work, I will often have a call with Dan Pederson, my business partner to discuss the previous … Continue reading Day in the life … DO and business owner Jim

Five ways to support National Careers Week

Monday sees the start of National Careers Week 2022 and it is the perfect time to promote the role of the dispensing optician and showcase other careers in eyecare. Here are five ways you can support careers week: Use your social media channels to highlight the role you have in eyecare. Tell your career story … Continue reading Five ways to support National Careers Week

Are you struggling with maths on the DO course?

By Mark Nevey FBDO on behalf of ABDO College In a previous artucle, we discussed some of the ways to overcome having a weakness in written English. We focused specifically on when English is your second language, or if you have dyslexia. In this issue, we look at tips on how to deal with maths … Continue reading Are you struggling with maths on the DO course?

5 different techniques to help you revise

How do I revise? It’s easy to know that you need to get down to revision but harder to pick the methods that work for you. Read on for a quick round up of different ways to revise. Pick one and try it out today. Method 1: Writing things down It’s where we all start … Continue reading 5 different techniques to help you revise

How to choose your GCSEs

There can feel like a lot of pressure to choose the right subjects for GCSE. If you have to decide on the right subjects for you, read on for some tips to help you. There are different ways to pick your subjects at GSCE. You could pick subjects you are good at or those you … Continue reading How to choose your GCSEs

Study tips: How to learn online #DistanceLearningTips #ABDOCollege

Many of the courses leading to careers in eyecare involve some online study. The pandemic has changed how some courses are offered too. If you are due to start a course and will be studying online, here are some tips form the team at ABDO College. ABDO College offers a range of online courses and … Continue reading Study tips: How to learn online #DistanceLearningTips #ABDOCollege

Why the best day to start revising is today … and how to do it

If you have exams coming up this summer, you have probably been thinking about starting to revise. You might have wondered when is the best time to start revising. Will you peak too early if you start too soon? What if you start too late and can’t cover everything? My advice is TODAY is always … Continue reading Why the best day to start revising is today … and how to do it

How to apply for flexible working

You can apply for flexible working if you have worked continuously for the same employer for the last 26 weeks. It’s known as ‘making a statutory application.’ The basic steps are: You write to your employer. Your employer considers the request and makes a decision within 3 months – or longer if agreed with you, … Continue reading How to apply for flexible working

Is a traineeship for you?

Would you like to do an apprenticeship or get a job, but need more skills and experience? A traineeship could be just what you need. In this article from Careers in Eyecare, you can find out more about traineeships, if one is right for you and how to get started. A traineeship is a skills … Continue reading Is a traineeship for you?

Train your skills

Studying, working, looking for a job? Or not sure what you want to do in life? If you’re aged 14-24 and ready to train your skills the way you’d train your muscles in a gym, you’re in. With free Young Professional training you can boost your life and work skills. Youth Employment UK’s Young Professionals … Continue reading Train your skills

100th ECLO starts work to provide vital support for blind and partially sighted people

People newly diagnosed with sight loss will be getting more practical and emotional support as tThe Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) celebrates its 100th Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO). ECLO Renu Walia is based in Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, North London and also provides support to patients in Barnet Hospital and Edgware … Continue reading 100th ECLO starts work to provide vital support for blind and partially sighted people

Day in the life … dispensing optician Stuart

Stuart is a dispensing optician who also runs Eyecare Education, helping optometrists and dispensing opticians stay up to date with their ongoing education events. If you like the idea of combining running events with a clinical career, read on to find out about his work and how he combines time in practice with working on … Continue reading Day in the life … dispensing optician Stuart

How to find help if you’re struggling with spelling and grammar

By Mark Nevey FBDO on behalf of ABDO College When you begin studying for a new vocation, there is inevitably a certain amount of writing involved, and courses at ABDO College are no different. Whilst some people thrive on writing tasks, it’s fair to say that many find it a chore. For some, faced with … Continue reading How to find help if you’re struggling with spelling and grammar

Day in the life … service engineer Stephen

Stephen is a service engineer at BIB Ophthalmic Instruments. Read on to find out about a day in his working life. Every day is different, depending on whether I am in the office or out visiting customers. On an office day I answer service phone calls, offer advice, provide technical solutions and product user advice … Continue reading Day in the life … service engineer Stephen

Day in the life … Eye Care Champion Lance

Lance works for a charity called SeeAbility as an Eye Care Champion in London. Read on to find out about what the role is all about. I work with my Champion co-workers to promote eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism. People with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have a … Continue reading Day in the life … Eye Care Champion Lance

Study tips: How to learn online #DistanceLearningTips #ABDOCollege

Many of the courses leading to careers in eyecare involve some online study. The pandemic has changed how some courses are offered too. If you are due to start a course and will be studying online, here are some tips form the team at ABDO College. ABDO College offers a range of online courses and … Continue reading Study tips: How to learn online #DistanceLearningTips #ABDOCollege

Research scholarships for optometrists

The College of Optometrists’ Research Scholarships have returned for 2022, including a new one-off funding opportunity at postdoctoral level. Part-funded by donations from College members, the Postdoctoral Research Award provides an optometrist at postdoctoral level with the opportunity to be principal investigator on a research project in the area of swollen optic nerves and referral … Continue reading Research scholarships for optometrists

8 ways you can work flexibly

There are different ways of working flexibly and these an be adapted to you and your circumstances. If you are thinking of requesting flexible hours, read on and find which ways to work might suit you best. Job sharing – Two people do one job and split the hours. Working from home – It might … Continue reading 8 ways you can work flexibly

Day in the life… business apprentice Yassin

Yassin works at Spec–Care Services in the south west of England. He is a Business Administration’ BTEC Level 3 apprentice. Yassin’s boss Rob says, “Yassin has a passion for business development and the optical world has helped develop his career. He is a shining light for apprenticeships and without doubt a star business person of … Continue reading Day in the life… business apprentice Yassin

Day in the life … domiciliary optician Joshua

Would you like to help people, in a range of environments, in a job that ensures you are always on the move and constantly facing new challenges? Joshua Wainwright FBDO FdSc BA (Hons) works for Specsavers Domiciliary, delivering eyecare to those who can’t get to the practice due to health or mobility issues. Alongside this … Continue reading Day in the life … domiciliary optician Joshua

Day in the life … contact lens optician Jodie

Jodie is a contact lens optician in the South West of England. Read on to find out more about her day. Describe your typical day as a contact lens optician. My typical day involves seeing a variety of contact lens fits, routine aftercares and emergency eye care appointments, meeting patients’ expectations and making sure they … Continue reading Day in the life … contact lens optician Jodie

Day in the life … student DO Deepali

Deepali is a student dispensing optician (DO) with Specsavers, and is in the final year of her ophthalmic dispensing course at ABDO College. She combines a full time job with online study and block release. Read on to find out more about her day. As a student DO, I spend my day dispensing a variety … Continue reading Day in the life … student DO Deepali

Watch our video about optical apprenticeships

Want to know more about how to get started with a career in eyecare? An apprenticeship could be just what you need.

Choose a career with a pathway

There are lots of careers and it can be hard to know where to start when making choices. One thing to look out for is a career with a pathway that will allow you to start work, gain experience and take qualifications so you can progress. Working in eyecare, there are a range of entry … Continue reading Choose a career with a pathway

Day in the life … clinical technician Lyndon

Lyndon Bird SMc(Tech) is a clinical technician at TKS Optometrists. His role in the practice is to provide diagnostic tests requested by the optometrist for each patient. Read on to discover more about what Lyndon does each day. I start the day by unlocking the practice, switching on all the machines in the diagnostics suite. … Continue reading Day in the life … clinical technician Lyndon

Do you need or want to work flexibly? Find out your rights

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working – not just parents and carers. This is known as ‘making a statutory application’. You must have worked for the same … Continue reading Do you need or want to work flexibly? Find out your rights

Day in the life … eye clinic liaison officer Ben

Ben Sykes is an RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) and his clinic is based in The Countess of Chester Hospital. Ben has Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), which is central vision loss that affects the optic nerve behind the eye. He is severely sight impaired. Describe your typical … Continue reading Day in the life … eye clinic liaison officer Ben

Careers Award for ABDO

For the second year running, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has won an award for its Careers in Eyecare campaign from Youth Employment UK. ABDO is the winner of the Creating Opportunity #YouthFriendlyEmployer Award. The award was presented on 7 December by the Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP, in an online ceremony, … Continue reading Careers Award for ABDO

Day in the life … student DO Matthew

Matthew is a student dispensing optician (DO) in the final year of his ophthalmic dispensing course at ABDO College. Read on to find out about life as a DO and how Matthew combines study with work. I would say there is no typical day as a dispensing optician. Of course, there is routine in terms … Continue reading Day in the life … student DO Matthew

Is an apprenticeship right for me?

Are you considering an apprenticeship? In this post the team from Woodspeen Training outline everything you need to know. What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a training course within a vocational setting.  What this means is that you get to ‘earn while you learn’.  An apprenticeship placement means you are doing the job whilst … Continue reading Is an apprenticeship right for me?

Day in the life … low vision optician Josh

Josh Smith works as a low vision optician. Read on to find out about his day. What do you start with every day? I start every day by reviewing my patient list for the morning and afternoon clinics. This allows me to get an idea of what to expect from each appointment. I also catch … Continue reading Day in the life … low vision optician Josh

Taking on an apprentice

An apprentice can be a valuable asset for your business as you take on a young person and help them develop useful work-based skills. Find out if an apprentice could be right for your business here, and learn more about apprenticeships in eyecare here.

From optical assistant to optometry student

Vanessa Vieira is an optometry student and part time optical assistant. Read on to hear about her job and her ambitions to become an optometrist. I did a year of A levels before switching to a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in Applied Sciences (medical), and I’m now an optometry student.  At weekends I work … Continue reading From optical assistant to optometry student

Tips for success with online study

Thomas Gluyas is an apprentice optical assistant, training with Woodspeen. Read on for his tips for successful online learning while you are an apprentice. Make sure your computer is charged, you don’t want to drop out halfway through a lesson. Make sure you’ve always got a glass of water with you so you don’t get … Continue reading Tips for success with online study

Day in the life … DO and optometry student Luke

Luke works in practice as a dispensing optician (DO) in an opticians practice, dispensing spectacles and pre-testing patients before their eye examination. He is also studying to become an optometrist on block release. Read on to find out more about his day. What do you start with every day? I wake up at 6:30am, go for … Continue reading Day in the life … DO and optometry student Luke

Careers in Eyecare – a year in review

What a year it’s been for Careers in Eyecare working with Youth Employment UK. Having started our journey at the start of 2020, we’ve managed to achieve a lot to help young people and old to understand the great career options in the world of eyecare and eyewear, winning Youth Employment UK’s Best Newcomer award … Continue reading Careers in Eyecare – a year in review

Is an apprenticeship for your business?

The National Apprenticeship Scheme has been in place since 2009, and apprenticeships have a long tradition in the United Kingdom, but some employers in the optical industry have yet to embrace them. Read on to hear how optical apprenticeships can benefit you, your staff and your business. Mandy Boucher is a tutor on the level … Continue reading Is an apprenticeship for your business?

What’s it like to be a STEM Ambassador?

Firstly, I will point out that I am new to being a STEM Ambassador. I took the plunge a couple of months back and went through the process as outlined on their website. STEM offers great support and guidance, including training materials that take you through the application process. They even handle the DBS for … Continue reading What’s it like to be a STEM Ambassador?

Week in the life … optical assistant Thomas

Thomas Gluyas is an apprentice optical assistant. Read on to find out more about his working week! PLUS: Check out Careers In Eyecare for more inspiration. Every Monday I receive a two-and-a-half-hour online lesson on a topic related to the optical industry. These topics have been appropriate to the level of knowledge I had at … Continue reading Week in the life … optical assistant Thomas

Become a STEM ambassador

Are you looking for a new challenge? Have you thought about becoming a STEM ambassador? You could inspire a future dispensing optician, optometrist or optical assistant. Find what being a STEM ambassador entails and how to apply using the links below. Become a STEM ambassador Read Nick’s experience of his first STEM sessions Tips for talking to students … Continue reading Become a STEM ambassador

Are you looking after your eyes?

It’s National Eye Health Week and it’s a great time to think about whether you are looking after your eyes. If you haven’t been to the opticians before, now is a great time to phone up or go online and book your first sight test. Lots of people qualify for a NHS sight test – … Continue reading Are you looking after your eyes?

How to get a job in retail

Retail is a great place to start your career. These great tips from the Careers in Eyecare experts can help you get the retail jobs you apply for! Retail is a great place to start your career – there are so many different shops you can work in you’re sure to find one that appeals. … Continue reading How to get a job in retail

5 tips for all school leavers ready for the world of work

If you have just left school and aren’t sure about your next step, you’re not alone. Thousands of 16 to 18-year-olds have finished school and are ready to explore the world of work. These tips from youth-friendly organisation ABDO will help you make the leap. School leavers – ready to make the jump to working? … Continue reading 5 tips for all school leavers ready for the world of work

Tips to help on Results Day

What do you do when Results Day comes around and you didn’t get the grades you wanted for your chosen degree? You’ve still got great options, explain the team at Careers in Eyecare. The pandemic has been tough for everyone, and if you have been studying for A levels it has been doubly hard. The … Continue reading Tips to help on Results Day

Why not offer work experience?

Work experience is a great way for young people to build skills, learn about the world of work and get a taste for a possible career path. Find out more about work experience below. We have developed guides for employers and young people to make it easy to offer well structured and useful work experience, … Continue reading Why not offer work experience?

How to make the most of your apprenticeship

Thomas Gluyas is an apprentice optical assistant, training with Woodspeen. Read on for his tips for a successful apprenticeship. Could a Career in Eyecare be what you’ve been looking for? Thomas’s tips for success Don’t be afraid to try an apprenticeship in something you’d never considered before. For me, where I work and who I … Continue reading How to make the most of your apprenticeship

An employers’ guide to work experience

Introduction  Work experience plays a vital part in preparing young people for their future careers. It’s an opportunity for them to step outside the classroom and, for many, a chance to see the world of work for the very first time. It can build confidence and be the first thing to go on a CV.  Employers really can … Continue reading An employers’ guide to work experience

Tips for talking to students about STEM

Lucy Knock BA MA PGCE is the Early Careers Manager, Clinical Services for Specsavers. Part of her role involves inspiring the next generation of eyecare professionals, talking to students at schools and colleges, and in this article she shares her tips. Firstly, if you are talking to young people about careers in eyecare, show, and … Continue reading Tips for talking to students about STEM

How to find work experience at an opticians

Work experience is not only for school students, you can complete work experience if you are in college, university and beyond.  It is a great addition to your CV and can help you build skills and confidence.  Talk to teachers, lecturers and even friends about work experience opportunities. If you want to find out more … Continue reading How to find work experience at an opticians

Day in the life … optometry student Charlotte

Experience a day in the life of a pre-reg optometry student as Charlotte walks you through her day. Being organised is essential as she juggles revision, assessment preparations, and her daily clinics. Have you ever wondered what a pre-reg optometry student gets up to on a typical day? We caught up with Charlotte Acton to find out. My daily routine…  … Continue reading Day in the life … optometry student Charlotte

How to become a STEM ambassador

What is STEM?  STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines:   Science Technology  Engineering Mathematics  STEM education in the UK has grown in recent years as a curriculum that aims to skill students by presenting a cohesive learning platform that based on real-world applications. It underpins the foundational stage of … Continue reading How to become a STEM ambassador

Would you like to work in a hospital?

If you would like a medical career, there are many options open to you. Becoming a doctor or nurse are two careers that most people might think of, but there are plenty of other people working in a hospital too. Read on to discover some of the wide range of careers in healthcare where you … Continue reading Would you like to work in a hospital?

12 dos and don’ts of job applications

Writing a job application can seem like a big task, Here are some tips from ABDO to help you succeed.  The same application won’t work for all jobs: tailor your application to the companyand role. Don’t just copy and paste: instead Research the role that you are applying for and find out about the key duties … Continue reading 12 dos and don’ts of job applications

A day in the life … frame rep Liz

Liz Shepherd is a frame rep for STEPPER EYEWEAR. Read on to discover what a day is like as a rep, and whether this is a career that would suit you.  My typical day as a BDM for STEPPER EYEWEAR? No day is ever the same as a rep. My area covers the whole of … Continue reading A day in the life … frame rep Liz

Jobs and careers in eye care and eye wear for all

There just might be a job for everyone in eye care and eye wear: read on to find a job to suit you. Love technology? Become a lab technician or dispensing optician and you can find out all about lenses and the latest technology to fit and glaze spectacles. There are jobs and careers in … Continue reading Jobs and careers in eye care and eye wear for all

Apprenticeships in eyecare

Have you thought about becoming an apprentice? It’s a great way to start work, gain experience and get a qualification too. Working in eyecare is a great career for a range of people: there are jobs for you if you are interested in fashion, retail, science, technology, health and business. Read on to find the answers … Continue reading Apprenticeships in eyecare

Award for ABDO

ABDO has won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award for its Careers in Eyecare campaign from Youth Employment UK (YEUK). The Career in Eyecare campaign promotes careers across the sector, highlighting the range of clinical, fashion, design, technical and retail roles available. It was launched in 2020, and maximises the use of social media to reach out … Continue reading Award for ABDO

STEM Careers in Eyecare lesson plan

Area of focus STEM Careers Lesson plan title STEM Careers in Eyecare Time needed 60 minutes Year group Year 10+ Lesson plan overview Students will research a range of eyecare careers linked to STEM subjects and present back to class what information they have found. Learning outcomes Students will better be able to link the … Continue reading STEM Careers in Eyecare lesson plan

Top 5 reasons to love a career in eyecare

Have you thought about a career in eye care? There’s lots of choice if you’re looking at careers in eye care. Working with ABDO we have come up with five reasons you might love a career in this sector: Eye care careers are flexible. Whether you want to work full time or part time, weekends … Continue reading Top 5 reasons to love a career in eyecare

Tips to help you with a job interview

Two things always come up in your job interview: do you understand what your role in the company would be, and how well can you answer the questions? These tips from Careers in Eyecare will really help! Cover the basics before your interview Research the role that you are applying for and understand the key … Continue reading Tips to help you with a job interview