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Principal Optometrist

Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care
competitive + benefits
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

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Job Role
Multiple Practice
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


  • Basic Salary: 65,000 plus bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Private health care
  • Subsidised gym membership contribution


Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care are delighted to be able to offer a brand new and exciting opportunity to join the business as a Principal Optometrist in multiple locations across our estate.

As Principal Optometrist, your role is to provide expert optometry services, creating a memorable experience that delights and to which our customers would recommend and return.

You will provide a professional and tailored service, listen to and empathise with the needs of your patients and ensure their understanding at each stage of the process, making them feel unique and valued.

You will inspire and engage with colleagues to ensure every patient journey is of the highest standard and work with the business to ensure our services are continually improving.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the clinical optometry services in your practice and delivering a broad range of specialised, complex and non-routine optometric work for a wide range of complex eye conditions
  • Provide clinical leadership for Optometrists and Contact Lens Opticians and provide an extensive range of essential and sub-specialty services to the highest standard of quality and care
  • Support the clinical development of optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in your practice(s), including those in training
  • Support the development & implementation of sub-speciality clinical services (e.g. independent prescribing glaucoma etc)
  • Inspire your practice colleagues to advance their own clinical knowledge and share your expert experience to support continual improvement
  • Be a role model and support the company's L&D, CPD and induction programme including the support, mentorship and supervision of Student Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians
  • Using specialist knowledge to support new and innovative eye care pathways to continually improve the patient care provided
  • Support the development and delivery of effective clinical protocols and audit systems to promote good practice across the service and take action where necessary to improve agreed standards

This is an ideal opportunity for an Optometrist who considers themselves a thought leader with a true passion for their industry. To be considered for this opportunity you must have completed IP and completed further qualifications and specialisms.

If you would like to set up an informal chat please contact


Welcome to Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care, a proudly independent, family-owned, and family-run establishment since 1928. With 35 practices spread across the UK, offering a diverse range of unique opportunities for eyecare and audiology professionals.

At Leightons, we firmly believe that our people are the cornerstone of our success and enduring legacy. We are committed to equipping all our practices with cutting-edge technology, including OCT and Optomap, to ensure the highest standard of vision care for our patients. Our clinical approach, combined with our emphasis on advanced technology, enables us to deliver an exceptional level of precision and care in both optical and audiology services.

Central to Leightons' values is the meaningful time we invest with our patients. We prioritise building strong relationships, understanding their individual needs, and delivering personalised care to ensure their satisfaction and well-being. Furthermore, we place a strong focus on nurturing professional development and growth, offering our team members the support, training, autonomy, and opportunities they need to truly excel in their careers.

We are currently on the lookout for passionate, caring, and driven optometrists, dispensing opticians, optical and hearing assistants, and audiologists to join our dedicated team. If you are seeking an environment that values clinical excellence, cutting-edge technology, patient-centred care, and opportunities for professional advancement, Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care is the place for you. Contact us today; we look forward to hearing from you and exploring how we can work together to provide outstanding eyecare and audiology services to our patients.

Company info
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care
07590 375892
Clarendon House
63 Downing Street
United Kingdom

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