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Technological revolution

Emerging technologies are helping to evolve the role of eye care professionals. Mike Hale speaks to an experienced dispensing optician and two optometrists about their professional roles in the future

Where work will take you

One of the many great aspects of starting a career in optics is the sheer variety of workplace options. From close-knit independents and fast-paced multiples to supermarket chains and care in the home, there is something for everyone. Emma White reports

Going your own way

Prab Boparai’s inspirational journey from A-Level student to practice owner has included stopovers in dispensing, contact lenses and the consulting room, showing that the best opportunities are often close at hand. Simon Jones reports

Future optometry careers

Optometry students can offer a refreshing view on the future of a career in optics. Joe Ayling interviewed twin Canadian pre-reg students Joshua and Michael Mandel, who attended Anglia Ruskin University, and Aarani Sivanesan, a student optometrist at the University of Portsmouth

Apprenticeships update

This month saw a number of representatives from the optical sector join hundreds of colleagues from health, education and a whole host of other sectors at the second meeting of the Westminster Employment Forum Apprenticeships Series. Peter Black reports