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Optometrist - Independent Practice

Major Recruitment
Alton, Hampshire
£60,000 - £70,000
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Job Role
Independent Practice
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details


Alton, Hampshire
£70,000 basic (+ unique benefits)
Family run independent opticians
30 – 45 minute testing
Specialist services Inc. OCT
Specialist Contact lenses Inc. Ortho-K
Weekend flexibility / Full or part time

Job ID: 021023-3200

Major Healthcare is current working with one of Hampshire and Surrey’s leading local family run independent opticians, they pride themselves on an independent, professional and ethical service combining specialist expertise, products and value to deliver an innovative approach.

We are looking to speak with Optometrists who are interested in a full or part time position and who are a keen advocate of Myopia Management with an interest in contact lenses specialities.

The companies practices are all long established serving the communities of various towns in Hampshire and Surrey, where they have built a strong reputation for the quality of their professional expertise and service.

Key Advantages

  • Basic salary of up to £70,000 + unique benefits (see below)
  • 30 – 45 minute testing times with extra time for pre-screening, offering the ability to gain a greater understanding of patients concerns, needs and lifestyles
  • Their spacious rooms are equipped with modern and hi-tech equipment, and they use the latest innovative designs in spectacle lens technology and frame design
  • Equipment includes; OCT, Phoropter heads, Humphries VFA, Contact & non-contact tonometry, Slit Lamp, Trail frames sets, Dispensing I-pads alongside a very efficient computerised management system
  • The company run a large variety unique specialist services and clinics including; Dry eye services, Blephex treatment, Coloured overlay & Visual Stress, Diabetic screening, Glaucoma & Cataract monitoring, Sports eyewear and Low-Vision aids, Paediatrics eyecare, Hear care services and Specialist contact lenses inc. Ortho-K (Vison correction) contact lenses, Myopia MiYOSMART contact lenses and MiSight contact lenses
  • The practice team are specialists in paediatric spectacle dispensing and have a particular interest in fitting contact lenses for children
  • Working with a wide range of designer and fashionable glasses with the ability to handpick the best frames and lenses for customers without having to be restricted to any one supplier
  • 2 very spacious test rooms within a relaxed, high-end setting and a spacious and beautifully presented working environment
  • The company hold the Gold standard in Investors In People, they value their people and offer opportunities for career development/courses/training and conferences
  • Closed Sundays, Bank Holidays, offering alternate Saturdays and no late nights as the practice closes at 5:30pm
  • Being part of a friendly, close-knit team of experienced optical professionals who have worked together for years and are all passionate about optometry

Details and requirements

  • Opening hours: Monday – Saturday (08:30am - 17:30pm)
  • Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays + alternate Saturdays available
  • Full or part time position considered
  • Eligibility to work in the UK and GOC Registered

Salary and benefits

  • Basic salary of up to £70,000
  • Pension + professional fees
  • 25 days holiday + 8 BH (33 in total)
  • Life assurance cover of 4x annual salary
  • Wellness and wellbeing App + Perkbox
  • Employee Assist Programme + Cycle to work scheme


If you would like to enquire about this role and/or to have a confidential chat, please do not hesitate to email, call, text or send your CV to the contact details below.

Email: Call/Text: 07881287964


Major Healthcare - Optical & Audiology Recruitment

We help Optical & Audiology professionals of all varieties find their perfect opportunity, whether that be within an independent, multiple, franchise, private eye hospital or domiciliary company.

Our efficient, discreet and confidential service is perfect for an individual actively seeking a position, or like the vast proportion of people we speak to, someone who is open minded to considering their options.

We have years of experience working within the sectors and so you will feel like you are speaking to someone who genuinely speaks your language and truly understands where you are coming from.

After a brief conversation we can help advise on current opportunities within your sector and also discuss where you might be better suited based on the criteria you set out to us. 

We truly love what we do, so do not hesitate to call us for a structured, non-time consuming and confidential conversation where we will do all we can to help on 07881287964.

Don’t just take our word for it…..

“Great guy. Listens to your needs. Quick and fast communication. Couldn’t praise you enough. Keep up the great work”

“Great and fast communication and always helpful. Appreciate the work, a great job. Always organized and professional. Thanks again”.

“During my Pre-Reg the team contacted me to see if I was interested in other opportunities. He was professional and great at listening to what I required from a job. He quickly found me a role that was well suited to me at an independent store. I am now thoroughly enjoying a new job”.

“After working for a Multiple for 13 years, they found the perfect next step for me! Professional throughout keeping me updated with every step. The process was very easy and stress free. Thank you”!

“At the end of my pre-registration year as an Optometrist, the team contacted me to enquire if I was interested in a few opportunities they could introduce me to. I found them very personable and before I knew it, I had an interview and then a job! They worked well negotiating on behalf of myself and the employer and I couldn't thank them enough”.

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