Specsavers has made its new student and pre-reg guide accessible to trainee optometrists working at any practice.

New study guide Optometry Essentials has been divided into three sections of professional assessment and record-keeping, clinical case management of ocular conditions and optical appliances and refractive management.

College of Optometrists clinical adviser Daniel Hardiman-McCartney and newly-qualified optometrist Bhargavi Zinzuwadia, who works at Specsavers Daventry, both acted as consultants for the new study guide.

Head of optometry development at Specsavers, Kiki Soteri said: ‘The guide is aimed at all undergraduate students who want to apply what they are learning to the workplace setting and everyone in their pre-registration period. Ultimately, it’s about helping aspiring optometrists become confident and competent qualified practitioners, which benefits the profession and benefits patients.’

The guide is available on the Specsavers pre-reg website to employees and via specsavers-spectrum.com to non-Specsavers students and pre-regs.