Optometrist, Eyes Open Opticians, Wivenhoe

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity at Eyes Open Opticians in Wivenhoe for you to make a difference in our local patients’ lives. You didn’t become an optometrist to sell glasses… As an independent practice in Wivenhoe, we can provide you with the clinical freedom, time, and equipment to solve problems and genuinely help people. 

Our patients at Eyes Open Opticians are loyal to us, returning year after year, meaning you’ll have the opportunity to see real continuity of care too. We believe working with us will allow you to escape hollow targets whilst providing you with a platform to have your voice heard in practice. We are a committed independent practice, dedicated to providing our patients with high-quality care and an exceptional experience in practice. Our test times are 25-30 minutes plus pre-screen, we have 2 consulting rooms and our testing equipment includes Essilor VR 400 phoropter, auto refractor, Icare tonometer, Henson visual fields, fundus photography. 

The role requires you to work several Saturdays a month. Our local community is a part of our identity here and we constantly see the benefits our work has when we’re out and about in the Wivenhoe area. We support our community by offering MECS and post-cataract services with the local hospitals. If you're interested in offering any additional services too, then we're all ears about how we can further support our local community! 

The Practice is less than a 10-minute walk from the local Wivenhoe station which is on a direct line to/from London, plus Colchester is just a few miles away too. We have a generous relocation package available if you're interested in moving to the pretty and historical local area; plus, a bonus of £5,000 to welcome you to the team! 

You will receive 

  • Your birthday off work
  • No Sunday or bank holiday working
  • Free & regular CPD courses
  • Access to Simply Health (claim cashback on healthcare purchases)
  • Retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme

We’re looking for an optometrist at Eyes Open Opticians to join us in delivering outstanding patient care in Wivenhoe. We're happy to consider applications from optometrists looking for a full-time, or a part-time, role with the team, because for us, it's about the right person joining the team. You’ll be an integral part of our team here and will help us drive our service offering forward, always looking for opportunities to improve and innovate. We’re also looking for someone who shares our dedication to putting patients first and spending the time needed to get to the bottom of their visual needs. Just as important to us is the way you interact with patients. Providing a friendly, informative, and empathetic service is a must. 

Ultimately, you must be an ambassador for our brand and profession within the local Wivenhoe and Colchester community. Educating others about the benefits of eye care is an ongoing challenge and one that we look forward to meeting head-on with you as a part of our team in Wivenhoe.

Contact details

Practice address: Eyes Open Opticians, 1 Belle Vue Rd, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9LE.

Andrea Hanks
Closing date for application
15 December 2022
01206 820202
How to apply
Apply via the link provided or call for more details on the role.

Please mention that you saw the advert on The College of Optometrists’ website.