Multiple to recruit 50 optoms

Optical Express has begun a recruitment initiative to expand its optometrist team

Exterior of an Optical Express practice

Optical Express is on a recruitment drive to appoint up to 50 new optometrists.

The multiple believes that competition for optometrists continues to grow and hopes that the recruitment initiative will help it “attract, develop and retain the best talent in the marketplace.”

The recruitment drive is the latest step in an ongoing initiative for Optical Express, which has seen it establish a new senior team to take responsibility of its optometrists, including the appointment of former MD of Black & Lizars, Geraldine Meade, as professional development director for the multiple.

The vacancies also include pre-reg optometrists who are “seeking to qualify to experienced specialist refractive optometrists.” In addition, the multiple states that it is seeking to develop optometrists with the skills base necessary to deliver procedures such as Catalys Femtosecond cataract laser technology, presbyopia treatment, dry eye treatment and corneal cross linking to treat keratoconus, which are being introduced at Optical Express practices.

CEO and chairman of Optical Express, David Moulsdale, said: “This year is extremely exciting for Optical Express. We’ve appointed a new professional development director and we have launched a recruitment exercise that aims to attract up to 50 extremely talented optometrists.

“We are committed to improving access to life-changing treatment and implementing the highest possible clinical standards. I would urge optometrists who share our vision to come and talk to us about our plans.”