Good luck to all of our Pre-registration Optometry students who are sitting their OSCE exams over the coming weeks 👏
This week is National Glaucoma Awareness Week... Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve, that connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. It’s generally caused by a buildup of fluid in the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. At Boots Opticians, there are a number of different tests we can carry out to help prevent Glaucoma in our patients and customers. Want to join the team? Find out more about careers at Boots Opticians by visiting the link below #TogetherAtBoots #Optometry #Glaucoma #OptomJobs #Opticians
Our Contact Lens Opticians play a hugely important role in our practices across the country by providing a truly great service to our patients and customers. We have opportunities across the country, if you'd want to know more, or are interested in joining our team, visit www.boots.jobs/opticians
Following the success of the sunflower lanyard in our COVID-19 vaccination sites, we are proud to have now introduced the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme across all our Boots UK and Boots Opticians stores. The lanyard allows people to discreetly indicate that they have a hidden disability, such as autism, chronic pain or dementia, by wearing an easily recognisable sunflower lanyard or pin badge. "This is such a momentous scheme as it now gives a sense of freedom for those living with disabilities that are not always obvious. You can imagine the impact having an invisible disability has on your mental health. You don’t want to go out to encounter this humiliation. Going to the shops or just enjoying life with your friends becomes an experience you would rather avoid than enjoy. Now I can flash my sunflower lanyard without having to explain myself, feel embarrassed or humiliate myself." - Sally Lodge, Boots Opticians, Learning & Development
What do you look for when choosing a pre-registration programme? Variety? Support? Development? In our latest blog, Ololade shares her top 5 reasons why she became a Pre-registration Optometrist with Boots Opticians:
Going from education into the career that’s right for you isn’t always straightforward, and an apprenticeship can be a great first step. This week is #NationalApprenticeshipWeek so why not have a read of Gabriel's blog, he started his career as a Christmas Customer Assistant at Boots and then went on to be an Optical Consultant apprentice:
In line with Government and NHS guidance we are pleased to confirm that, as an essential healthcare provider, Boots Opticians can and will continue to see customers over the coming weeks. So, whether we find ourselves in a national lockdown or tiered lockdown you can rest assured that we are remaining open and continuing to take extra precautions to ensure we can still see you safely. You can find out more about how we are keeping our customers and colleagues safe in store here:
Join us as a Pre-Registration Optometrist, and you’ll be confident that you have the tools and support you need to put theory into practice as you start your optometry career. Take a look at what some of our colleagues had to say in the video below. Applications are now open for our 2022 programme! Visit https://www.boots.jobs/opticians/pre-reg-optometrist/ to find out more and apply.
With an increased focus on ensuring colleagues and customers feel comfortable and are safe when visiting Boots Opticians, there?s been a few changes to how services, such our routine eye care appointments, are being carried out. Click here to find out what you can expect:
This week is Volunteers Week so we wanted to say an extra special thank you to all of our colleagues who have volunteered as COVID Testers or Testing Supervisors at our drive through test stations across the UK.