Lynne Fernandes optometrists

Location: 75 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AS

Role: Optometrist

Contract type: Full time

Recruiter name: Lynne Fernandes Optometrists

Closing date:

Lynne Fernandes Optometrists are seeking an optometrist

We are an innovative, award winning independent opticians. We focus on providing an individually tailored, perfect customer experience with a wide collection of beautiful and bespoke frames. We provide excellent clinical and professional services. We have an excellent support team and believe in a good work life balance, so we don't open on Sundays or Bank Holidays and Mondays will be your day off most of the time. We also guarantee 10 Saturdays a year off (including holidays)

This is an excellent role if you wish to develop your clinical skills and career and avoid monotonous 9-5pm refracting every 20 minutes, and develop an insight into team and business development.

The consulting room is huge, air conditioned, newly refurbished with large double-glazed windows. Testing time is every 30 minutes. We also have an excellent slit lamp with camera, fundus camera, topographer and Thomson test chart

We are happy to take on an experienced optometrist but we are equally happy to offer training in:

Dry eye: we will enable you to confidently syringe tear ducts, use punctal plugs, use a blephex machine and perform lid expression.

Dyslexia: we will train you how to use the chromagen and readez systems, help you get up to speed in binocular vision and help children with visual special needs

Orthok and myopia management: we are a leading practice in the UK in myopia management and are using the new Misight Coopervision contact lenses that can slow the rate of progression of myopia by up to 59%

About us:

Lynne was Optometrist of the Year last year and is a member of the LOC. She spoke at Independents Day this year and is on the Coopervision panel helping to develop the Misight contact lens.

Gerard is on the panel for setting up and developing the new Optometry Dept at UWE and works at the BEH in the Glaucoma dept, using his Dip Glau, one day a week. He conducts peer review sessions every 6 months and local ophthalmologists often pop in to provide CET at our regular optom meetings. These are also popular as it gives us the opportunity to catch up and discuss interesting cases.


Along with an excellent salary we offer an achievable bonus, free eye exams and contact lens checks, 1 free pair of spectacles per year, 1 pair of spectacles per year at cost, 5 pairs of prescription spectacles at 20% off retail price to be given to friends or family per year, Company Christmas meal, Company training days, Cycle to work scheme, Childcare vouchers, Company pension, sponsorship and time off to go to conferences on a discretionary basis.

Salary: Dependent on experience. 

Hours: 5 days over a 6 day week, Monday to Saturday. No Sundays or Bank Holidays

Holidays: 33 days holiday, including bank holidays.

Start date: As mutually agreed

If you would like to join our warm, friendly professional team, please email me on lynnefernandes@hotmail.com with your CV, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are happy to meet for a coffee any time to discuss your potential future with us and how we can help develop your career.

Telephone number: 07754756896

Email address: LynneFernandes@hotmail.com

Website: www.LynneFernandes.co.uk