Full-Time Dispensing Optician

About us

Blackheath Eyecare is a well-established independent practice in Blackheath Royal Standard, just a stone’s throw away from Greenwich Park and Blackheath Village. We are proudly known for doing things a little differently and we are certainly not ‘just another Optician’, in fact, we actively try to stand out from the crowd!

We believe that clients shouldn’t have to choose between high-quality eye care and well-made spectacles, which is why it’s our mission to provide outstanding eye care, niche eyewear, and make the process of choosing glasses enjoyable.

Our Dispensing Opticians and Services
We appreciate and actively promote that a Dispensing Optician’s role is not a ‘sales assistant’ or a ‘store supervisor’ but is a highly respected Optical Consultancy position within our industry. Dispensing Opticians are registered professionals that require ongoing training and support as with any other governed medical profession. This is why our dispensing and eyewear consultation clinics are treated with the same respect as our examination clinics. Our Dispensing clinics provide the time control needed to ensure a ‘no rush’ environment that really allows for personalised advice and explanations of what’s best for each client.

Our small team of Dispensing Opticians and Advanced Optical Assistants work very closely with our Optometrists to deliver a range of eye care services including our most popular Myopia Management options. We work together to continuously develop our skills and services; which means our future team members will also have the opportunity to grow with the practice.

We are well known and trusted in the community for clinical expertise and independent niche eyewear and we look forward to introducing our next recruit who is also ready to uphold these values.

The Role

  • This is a permanent, full-time position
  • Working schedule: 5 days a week, Monday – Saturday
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and ability, to be discussed upon interview
  • Annual leave is 20 days plus Bank Holidays


We would like you to have as many of the following qualities as humanly possible…

  • ABDO registration is a requirement.
  • You must be proactive in keeping up to date with your own CPD
  • You must have good time management skills to run your own Dispensing Clinic
  • You must have articulate written and verbal communication skills
  • You must be able to interpret optical prescriptions to suggest  and have a good knowledge of common ocular conditions
  • You must be willing to learn as the industry and our practice develops
  • You must be able to work in a flexible manner.
  • You must have good knowledge of current and emerging services in optics
  • You must have an understanding of patient circumstances, needs and special requirements.
  • You are polite, welcoming, and engaging
  • You are computer-literate with good knowledge of major Microsoft Office applications.
  • You are confident conversing by phone and digitally i.e email and by social media
  • You are able to work well when under pressure
  • You are a contributing team player
  • You are willing to attend conferences, courses, and trade fairs to keep your knowledge up to date
  • You are a quick study; able to learn new skills and improve upon existing ones
  • You are adept at administrative work
  • You are willing to carry out soft and RGP contact lens teaches (training can be provided)
  • You have a keen interest in fashion, frames, and optics
If would like to be considered for the above position please send a cover letter, CV and substantiating information that you think we would find relevant to:Please contact us for more detail about the particular job role you are interested in. Salary is commensurate with experience and ability.