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Optometrist jobs

Optometrists at Leightons have access to the latest technology, including Optomap and OCT, in appointments where you’re not pushed for time. You’re supported by fully qualified dispensing opticians and optical hearing assistants who are passionate about service. What’s more, our training and development programmes can help you build your expertise and revolutionise your approach to eye care.

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Working as an optometrist at Leightons

We take pride in offering support and opportunities that go beyond a typical career.

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Person-Centred Care

Our core philosophy is all about putting people first. Your work will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of our patients.

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Supportive Environment

Experience a collaborative workplace: team up with our fully qualified dispensing opticians and our optical hearing assistants who help with pre-appointment scans.

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Professional Development

Access CPD training through peer collaboration and our bespoke learning platform to enhance your clinical skills and broaden your expertise.

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Cutting-Edge Technology

Work with the latest in clinical technology, including OCT and Optomap, ensuring precision diagnostics and the very best patient care.

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Work-Life Balance

Make the most of flexible schedules and initiatives prioritising your overall wellbeing so you can enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

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Be Yourself

Leightons encourages individuals to bring their authentic selves to work. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace fosters creativity, innovation, and a sense of belonging.

Choose Leightons for a fulfilling career where your skills are valued, your growth is supported, and your impact is meaningful.

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Team work

We promote a collaborative environment with open communication and a collective dedication to excellence. As an optometrist at Leightons, you will work closely with our fully qualified dispensing opticians and optical hearing assistants, as well as with our Clinical Services team. With dedicated testing times of 45 minutes including pre-screening, you’re never pushed for time and can instead concentrate on delivering comprehensive care and the best service possible.

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Use the latest technology

With cutting-edge technology across our estate, including Optomap and OCT, Leightons empowers our optometrists to accurately diagnose eye conditions and create tailored treatment plans. We are committed to providing you with the tools to deliver unparalleled patient care, as well as offering the opportunity to develop your skills and excel in your role.

Empower your career with Leightons

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Leightons Learning Academy

Recognising the crucial role continuous learning plays in a flourishing career, Leightons provides access not only to extensive CPD opportunities, but training and development in the more holistic aspects of your role, as well as support with your own health and wellbeing. You may even want to take advantage of one of our dedicated training pathways:

  • Specialise in one of your areas of interest through ongoing learning initiatives
  • Engage in mentorship programs and leadership opportunities
  • Evolve into a trainer yourself, empowering colleagues to boost their own skills
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Career development

Explore the potential to progress through our business and build the career you want:

  • Advance to a senior optometrist role or join the Clinical Services team to help shape our clinical policy
  • Explore opportunities as a branch manager
  • Take the reins of your own franchise or shared ownership venture

Be part of a team that values your contributions, actively engages in community outreach, and prioritises your professional development. Elevate your career with Leightons, where the possibilities for growth are boundless.