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The Optoms of tomorrow

And we have a winner!

Zakiyyah Asif is the proud owner of a pair of Ray Ban sunnies from our prize draw during the Scottish Optical Careers Conference!

Zakiyyah is a 2nd year Optometry student at Glasgow Caledonian University and is interested in exploring the at-home industry.

She expressed that it may be a career path to follow in the future once she has qualified and gained experience within a high street practice.

Most of us have a motivation in life and for Zakiyyah it was to enter a profession where she will actively be enabling people, through improving their vision.

Congratulations Zakiyyah!

Visioncall are delighted that Optometrists at the outset of their education hold the values central to making a difference and enabling those most in need.

Making a difference by enabling people to “be more” is at the very heart of Visioncall, which Managing Director Brian McGuire spoke about at the Conference.

24% of the UK population will be aged 65 or over in the UK, with an estimated 1 million people living with dementia in the UK by 2025.

Given the significant size of this demographic, it is important that people are enabled where possible. It will also become increasingly difficult to avoid working with the ageing population.

Brian stated the definition of an Optician as “someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand”.

This wizardry is however, underpinned by alternative intrinsic motivations which seeks autonomy, mastery and purpose – and are all features of working at Visioncall.

So, if your motivations align with the above, feel free to contact us for an informal chat and discover your future with Visioncall.

On a separate note, here’s Brian’s pre-reg top tips:

– Get yourself a great supervisor

– Follow good students

– It’s about quality, not quantity

– Stay for another year after completing your pre-reg

– Avoid locuming

Click here to view our latest vacancies, or contact our team to arrange an experience day today.