New staff members for Specsavers, Cowbridge after reopening for routine care
A Cowbridge opticians has recruited two new members of staff to manage customer demand after reopening for routine care. The Specsavers store on High Street has appointed 23-year-old Dan Spillane, a recent optometry graduate of Cardiff University, as well as 34-year-old Bethan John, increasing the staff count to a perfect ten.
Dan began working at Specsavers in Stockport as an optical assistant when he was seventeen, returning regularly when he was not studying. In his new role in Cowbridge, he will undertake a one-year pre-registration course that will allow him to perform sight tests and contact lenses services under supervision. “Beginning my in-store optical training in such unusual circumstances was not without its challenges. But, fortunately, I am surrounded by friendly and supportive colleagues who have really helped me to find my feet and feel at home in my new job.”
Ms John also began working at Specsavers at 17, spending nine years in the Barry store as an optical assistant before completing training to become a dispensing optician. However, after having two children, she decided to take a career break from Specsavers. Five years on, she’s returned to the company and is training to rejoin the dispensing optician register. Bethan says: “I’ve worked for a few organisations during my career, but I can confidently say there’s no employer like Specsavers. The Cowbridge team, much like in Barry fourten years ago, have welcomed me with open arms, and I’m excited to see what the future brings in-store.”
Routine optical home visits have now restarted in Wales, after Specsavers opticians provided emergency care during lockdown. This includes the optical coherence tomography (OCT) service, which helps opticians to view the health of a patient’s eyes in greater detail, by allowing them to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the eye.
Specsavers can provide eye care services at home to those who are unable to get to their local store without assistance.
Andrew Moss, ophthalmic director at Specsavers in Cowbridge, adds: “Having only recently reopened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen customer demand surge to an all-time high. Having Dan and Beth on board will really help us through this transition. The duo have been a great addition to our team, and I look forward to seeing how they develop over the coming months.”
A nationwide video and phone consultation service, Specsavers Remote Care, launched in April 2020 for people who are looking for a private consultation from the comfort and safety of their home. It’s designed to cover various concerns, ranging from eye health and changes in the quality of sight, to contact lens aftercare and audiology health and aftercare.
Specsavers also has a service, Ask The Expert, available on Facebook (click here) for people to access a team of audiologists and opticians in real-time for thirteen hours a day, seven days a week.
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