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.

WHO?

Tanjit Dosanjh

CURRENT JOB?

Founder and CEO of The Prison Optician Trust

WHERE?

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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