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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

Gobi Sivalingam

Entering the workplace

Taking part in a pre-reg year can develop your clinical skills tenfold. But how does working in a practice differ from studying at university? Luke Haynes asks a group of pre-reg trainees in multiple, independent and hospital settings to see how they adapted to life after leaving the university bubble

Joshua, left, and Michael Mandel, right

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