Career profile: Tanjit Dosanjh

30 July 2021
Summer 2021

After visiting his father in prison, Tanjit set up a charity to provide eye care and optical skills training to prisoners.


Tanjit Dosanjh


Founder and CEO of The Prison Optician Trust


Maidstone, Kent

Why did you choose optometry as a career?
I was working as an optical adviser at David Clulow, which gave me knowledge of the field. I knew I would enjoy it.

How difficult was it to focus on your studies when there must have been distractions at home?
My dad spent a year on remand before I started my course. The court case took place in my first semester, and I had to miss a few lectures. I enjoyed studying more afterwards – it was a welcome distraction.

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