Optical Assistant

Reed Health & Care
13 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
My client is a family-led optometrists with a chain of stores throughout East London and the home counties.

With an emphasis on a friendly, personal and professional service that is second to none, their ethos is to provide customers with utmost care, whilst offering them the latest in eye-health advancements.

Their exemplary foundations and long history have enabled them to become what they are today. Always at the forefront of eye-health, my client will continue to offer their customers the greatest care, and the most modern technology to many more generations.

As a dispensing optician, you'll need to:

- interpret optical prescriptions written by optometrists or ophthalmologists;
- give advice to patients on lens type, frames and styling;
- with further training, fit contact lenses and give advice on their care and use;
- take frame and facial measurements to ensure correct fit and positioning;
- advise partially sighted patients on the use of low vision aids;
- advise patients when adjustments or repairs to spectacles are needed;
- select, manage and order a range of optical products;
- order lenses from prescription houses;
- check lenses on delivery to ensure that they meet the required specifications;
- arrange and maintain shop displays;
- liaise with sales representatives from vision care product suppliers;
- supervise and train trainee dispensing opticians.

You'll need to show:

- an aptitude for science and maths;
- the ability to handle ophthalmic instruments;
- a strong commitment to customer care and confidence in dealing with people;
- communication skills to give clear advice to customers;
- sales skills and the ability to inspire customer loyalty;
- commercial awareness;
- teamworking skills;
- manual dexterity and attention to detail.

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