Specsavers welcomes largest cohort of graduates in 2023

Specsavers has welcomed a record number of graduates into the fold in 2023, with 168 newly-qualified optometrists joining the business across Australia and New Zealand in the first week of February. The record number of new graduates joining Specsavers is the largest single intake the business has ever accepted into its Graduate Program since its […]

Graduates taking up ‘Go with a Friend’ incentive to relocate to regional NSW

Recent graduate optometrist Kylie Choy decided to join Specsavers during her final semester of university in 2021. Her and her friend took advantage of the ‘Go with a Friend’ incentive, setting her sights on Specsavers Forster and Taree stores in regional NSW. Kylie completed a placement in regional NSW and loved the variety and challenge. […]

Experiencing the clinical environment

Graduate optometrist Sharni Welran works between Specsavers Richmond and Specsavers Nelson stores in Nelson, New Zealand. She studied a Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Auckland in New Zealand after studying a BSc in Psychology in Christchurch. She’s originally from a small town in the South Island and found Nelson to be a great compromise […]

Specsavers opens its 400th store!

Thursday 5 March marked a special milestone for Specsavers Australia and New Zealand as we officially opened our 400th Store at Specsavers Chifley Square in Sydney. Our 400th store is an exciting milestone in the journey of Specsavers. We launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 promising to ‘change the face of optometry’ by […]

Specsavers OCANZ Support

At Specsavers we are well versed in supporting overseas-trained optometrists to successfully complete OCANZ exams – enabling them to immigrate and practise here in Australia and New Zealand as fully-qualified local optometrists. Over the past nine years, our OCANZ Support team has helped over 130 overseas-trained optometrists through this program.

Living the Australian dream: Lesley Allan

Envisioning a different lifestyle for her young family, Scottish optometrist Lesley Allan decided to move to Australia. Here, she describes the process of qualifying to practise optometry in Australia through the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), and how, with Specsavers’ assistance, she was able to realise her dream.

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