SHOPS Monday-Friday: 9am – 8pm | Saturday: 9am - 7pm | Sunday: 11am - 5pm
RESTAURANTS Open until 10pm

SHOPS Monday-Friday: 9am – 8pm | Saturday: 9am - 7pm | Sunday: 11am - 5pm
RESTAURANTS Open until 10pm

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Part-Time Optometrist at John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners

Part-Time Optometrist at John Lewis
Part Time

Part-Time Optometrist

  • Permanent Role
  • Part Time- 3 Days Per Week
  • One Weekend Day as well as Wednesday and Friday

Job Scope

As an Optometrist you will work as part of a team delivering total satisfaction to our customers through conducting thorough eye examinations, contact lens assessments and aftercare. You’ll offer our customers recommendations to the highest professional and ethical standards. You will use your knowledge to effectively identify customer needs and recommend eyewear and eye care solutions accordingly. In addition you will act as an ambassador for John Lewis Opticians, ensuring every customer is welcomed into the store and to ensure their expectations are exceeded throughout the customer experience.


Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver excellent customer service and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism
  • Coach assistants to consistently deliver effective selling behaviours resulting in high customer engagement
  • Communicate with patients to get detailed case histories
  • Examine eyes of patients of all ages in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the College of Optometrists and the General Optical Council
  • Use specialist equipment for diagnosis and testing
  • Issue prescriptions for spectacles or contact lenses
  • Fit and check prescribed lenses in order to correct vision defects
  • Offer advice and reassurance about vision-related matters
  • Offer help and advice for patients choosing frames and lenses
  • Write referral communications to doctors as required in line with legal guidelines
  • Liaise with other medical practitioners and sometimes share the care of patients with chronic ophthalmic conditions
  • Meet sales targets with regard to selling spectacles & contact lenses


Knowledge and skills

  • Computer Savvy
  • Strong communication & listening skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organised & attention to detail
  • Negotiating & influencing skills
  • Coaching skills


Education & Experience

  • GCSE’s or equivalent experience
  • GOC registered
  • You must be a qualified Optometrist with a degree in Optometry and be a member of the General Optical Council
  • Be able to demonstrate industry knowledge and experience of providing excellent care and service
  • Previous experience in retail or customer service preferred


To Apply

If you are interested in applying, please send an email with an up to date CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to Matt Jenkins at