Workplace Guide: A day in the life

Mike Hale spends a day on the road with a domiciliary optometrist

Doing the same tasks in the same way, day-in day-out, in the workplace can mask individuals to the fact there is often more variety on offer for those who seek it. Optometrists are in the fortunate position of having several settings to work within and, for those who find the four walls of a consulting room confining at times, it may be time to consider life on the road as a provider of domiciliary eye care.

To find out more about the reality of domiciliary work, I spent a day riding along with Kejal Shah, domiciliary optometry partner at Specsavers Home Visits. Shah primarily covers the county of Surrey and picks me up early from Shalford train station with nine appointments scheduled in the area over the working day ahead.

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