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Sheena Tanna-Shah

Coaching good habits

Vision Express at Tesco optometrist Sheena Tanna-Shah, who coaches pre-regs as part of her varied role in Northampton, places importance on communication within the team, the patient and models for personal development

Ali-Raza Hassam

Life as a pre-reg student

You’ve secured your placement, you’ve read up on the ethos of the company and you’re studying ahead of your first week in the job. But what can you expect to be doing? Luke Haynes quizzes Ali-Raza Hassam, a current pre-reg trainee at Specsavers Epsom, about his typical week

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Pre-reg toolkit

Setting out into the world of work as a pre-reg optometrist requires a host of new personal and clinical skills. But what about the physical equipment you will need? Bill Harvey reports