In practice

Career development

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A new way of learning

OT  speaks to Victoria Unsworth chair of the pan-sector trailblazer group that has been established to lead on the development of a degree apprenticeship for optometrists

Business management

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Peter Taylor

A flexible working solution

Retail director of Specsavers in Elgin, Scotland, Peter Taylor, shares insight into the flexible working contracts that the practice has introduced since extending its opening hours in May this year

The rules of driving

OT  speaks a trio of optical professionals about the current legislation for vision and driving as they share their views on raising awareness of regular sight tests, spare pairs of spectacles and if the law should change

Practitioner stories

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The optometry team at my university

Third-year optometry student at the University of Plymouth and AOP Council member, Luke McRoy-Jones, discusses how the optometry team is invaluable for his studies

Ministry of health sign

Eye care in Africa

City, University of London optometry undergraduates, Sadaf Khan and Iram Ahmed, share their experiences of a Vision Aid Overseas project in Africa after being awarded the 2019 Irvine Aitchison memorial bursary

A canine companion

Optometrist Michael Johnson tells OT  how running with his dog keeps him grounded outside of the testing room