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Discover what's great about domiciliary – Taster Experience now available with The Outside Clinic

Published on: 26 Oct 2016

How do you know if a job is right for you before you apply? Especially if it means taking a leap into a new branch of optometry that you’ve never considered before?

At the Outside Clinic you can book a free, no-commitment Taster Experience to see for yourself what 21st Century domiciliary is really like. And when we say ‘experience’ we mean just that. 

Technology and equipment is the biggest eye-opener for most people. On the Taster Experience, you’ll get to use a mobile version of nearly every type of instrument you would find in a high street practice. You also have a chance to go out in the field and discover what it’s like to conduct a test in someone’s home rather than a windowless practice room. 

So just what happens on your Taster Experience? 
Your day starts with a visit to our head office in Swindon to meet the team. From Scheduling to Professional Services Support we will give you a much greater understanding of the team that’s there to support everything that you do. We will also explain and show you the equipment we carry.


Conducting a sight test in the home
Next you visit a patient with a Professional Services Optometrist who helps to set up the portable equipment to carry out a sight test. It’s the best way to get a true insight into what it’s like to treat a real patient in their own home, with their books, TV and lighting. You can appreciate the enormous difference you would make to people’s lives, and experience their gratitude for your help.  


High tech portable equipment
As well as your own ophthalmoscope, you’ll get to use a variety of portable instruments including: 

  • LCD screen with logMAR chart (tablet PC works out Snellen equivalent)
  • Mobile Slit Lamp
  • Digital Fundus camera 
  • i-care tonometer
  • Mobile Indirect Binocular Ophthalmoscope, which we are currently introducing 

One of the things you’ll notice is how easy our digital record keeping tablet PC is to use. Designed by our own optometrists, the system works with you as you do the test, so you can give the patient more of your time. 


As it takes a while to be trained on this system, you use pen and paper for record keeping during the test. Then when you get back to base, we’ll give you a full hands-on demo of this advanced system. As one attendee said recently, ‘It’s pretty cool.”

Matching your career aspirations
Next it’s time for us to find out something about you and your hopes and goals for your career. Would you prefer to work five days a week or four? Do you like working alone or with an assistant? 

Naturally we don’t ask you how many weekends off you want, as we don't work any. Every weekend and bank holiday is free. 


There is no commitment on your part – but if you like what you see and think this could be your next career move, then we can provide you with contract options based around your situation and aspirations such as working 3, 4 or 5 days a week. 

Now you can be one of the many optometrists who have already taken advantage of this unique opportunity. They often tell us that it’s been an amazing day full of surprises. “I had no idea domiciliary was so advanced. The equipment is incredible.” is typical of the comments we hear. 

How to book a Taster Experience
So how do you book your Taster Experience? Simply call Jim on 01793 648607 or email and we’ll put a date in the diary. You need to allow about four hours, starting any time from 9am onwards. There is nothing to prepare apart from bringing your driving licence, passport, ophthalmoscope and retinoscope and an open mind. We have lots of exciting options available throughout Britain so book today!