Pros: friendly environment to work in
Cons: not enough help to move up in my chosen career path
A typical days work for myself can range from spending a full day engaging with the patients, from booking in tests, to carrying out their initial health screening or helping them to find a frame to suit their needs.
I also work in the lab, making patients glasses. including cutting and surfacing lenses to the assembly of the frames.
During my time in my post, I have achieved my gold level qualifications in both lab and retail.
I feel I have a good working relationship with co-workers, and have
been told they find me very approachable if they require help or guidance, I enjoy being able to provide this if and when required.
I find the hardest part of my current job is not being able to always give my patients their frames when required, e.g. when there is no optician in.
The part of my job I find most enjoyable is engaging with patients from all different backgrounds, gaining a bit of knowledge about them and helping to meet their needs in any way that I can, be it from helping occupy a child while their parent receives their tests to advising patients on the information they require about their frames, or the brand of frames, or lenses.