Exciting opportunities for optometrists

Optical Express, the UK’s largest provider of laser eye surgery, premium intraocular lens surgery and private cataract surgery, has formed a strategic partnership with ACES – an independent provider of NHS eye care services in the community. The partnership will improve access to vital eye treatment for patients across the UK. We are looking for optometrists at all levels of experience from across the UK to join our partnership and be part of our growing team.


Unrivalled career development opportunities

At Optical Express and ACES, we know that our clinicians deliver the best patient care when they are supported and given time to develop new skills and grow in clinical confidence. That’s why we’ve built our partnership around our people. We invest in the latest state of the art technology and we support our optometrists to be constantly learning and improving their practice, so that our clinics are centres of excellence.


Best-in-class technology

Over £500m has been invested in our advanced technology and state of the art clinics. From anterior segment analysis via the Oculus Pentacam, to posterior segment analysis via Zeiss Cirrus OCT and Wide Angle Fundus Camera, we have technology available to most to effectively support your care of patients.


The best of both worlds

You will be joining a dedicated and highly skilled multi-disciplinary team. As part of the Optical Express and ACES partnership, you will work alongside our expert ophthalmologists and senior optometrists treating both NHS and private patients.

Thanks to the balance of NHS and private treatment the partnership offers, you will have the opportunity to work across refractive and cataract surgery and YAG laser treatment, as well as being part of glaucoma, oculoplastics and general ophthalmology patient pathways. Throughout your work, you’ll be involved in leading-edge practices, using the most up to date technology and learning from some of the country’s top specialists in clinical eye care.


Industry leading salary and benefits package

With the opportunity to work across our partnership’s NHS and private practice, you will gain clinical experience that just isn’t available in day-to-day optometry. Whatever your ultimate career goals are, we will work with you to help you get there.

Suckbir Sangha, optometrist at Optical Express, Norwich, said: 'Working for both Optical Express and ACES allows me to offer quality eye care to even more patients. I benefit from the excellent technology and modern clinical environment that Optical Express offers whilst also providing better access to eye care for NHS patients, many of whom would be placed on lengthy waiting lists otherwise. It’s so rewarding to know that every day I’m making a real difference to my patients’ lives.'

Join our growing team and help transform eye care in the UK.

  • Email careers@aces-eyeclinic.co.uk for more information about the roles available.