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Expert eye-tests, designer glasses and contact lenses all at affordable prices

Thompson Opticians were established in 1984 in Alnwick Northumberland and has now grown to nineteen branches serving 1,000s of satisfied customers

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive high quality affordable optical service to our customers

With branches in Tyneside, Northumberland and Stranraer in Scotland you can be sure you're never too far away from a branch of Thompson Opticians.

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we are hiring

Optical Dispensing Assistant - Amble, Northumberland.

Job Summary
Part time experienced optical assistant required for a friendly independent opticians practice in Amble, Northumberland.

• Must have previous experience in the optical sector.
• The role involves a mixture of clerical work & advising clients with frame and lens choice plus occasionally helping with home visits for the elderly and housebound.
• Driving licence/own transport preferred but not essential.
• Shop opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 5pm
• Part time - 21 hours per week.
• Sales related bonus.
• Closing date: 1st December 2017

Successful candidates will be contacted by email for interview.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Answering telephone & making appointments.
• Sending patient reminders by post and email.
• Faxing and posting referral letters.
• Clerical NHS paperwork and filing/preparing patient records.
• Dispensing frames & all levels of spectacle lenses.
• Contact lens teach appointments & ordering contact lenses for patients.
• Cash handling and using card machine.

Qualifications and Skills
Previous optical experience essential.
Job Type: Part-time
Required experience:
• optical: 2 years

Please email your CV to Mrs Marion Fleming


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“At Home” Visiting Service

At Thompson Opticians we also offer a Domiciliary “At Home” Visiting Service throughout the North East of England as well as Stranraer.

We have been providing a friendly, informed and efficient service for over twenty-five years, to the house-bound, including sheltered accommodation, nursing and residential homes.

Our professional staff use the latest portable equipment to carry out full standard eye examinations, including screening for glaucoma and diabetes. We comply with all NHS standards and all staff are CRB checked.

We aim to satisfy the needs of all patients' and offer a full after care service. A training programme is available to help care staff understand their residents needs.

Call FREEPHONE 0800 716921 for friendly expert advice on home visits