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Andrew McCarthy-McClean reports on how optical practices are addressing the operational challenges of sustainability

L-R: Dr Angela Smith, Munish Datta, Simon Jones and Andrew Clark

A panel discussion at Optician’s Eyes on Sustainability conference, at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on November 5-6, explored how optical practices from the multiple and independent sectors were taking action on sustainability.

Both faced significant challenges, albeit on different scales, with sustainability and the panel of representatives sought to inspire practice owners in attendance into implementing changes.

Dr Angela Smith, optical commercial manager at Asda Opticians, pictured right, told attendees that although she did not have much time to dedicate to sustainability day-to-day, she integrated it into the multiple’s commercial plan so that it was part of every decision made.

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