Discover what makes a Super Optom
A taste of things to come
How do you know if a job is right for you before you apply?
Especially if it means taking a leap into a new branch of optometry that you’ve never considered before. At The Outside Clinic you can book a free, no-commitment Taster Experience to see for yourself what 21st Century domiciliary is really like. And when we say ‘experience’ we mean just that.
Technology and equipment is the biggest eye-opener for most people. On the Taster Experience, you’ll get to use a mobile version of nearly every type of instrument you would find in a high street practice. You also have a chance to go out in the field and discover what it’s like to conduct a test in someone’s home rather than a windowless practice room.
"I had no idea domiciliary was so advanced. The equipment is incredible."
Meet the team
From Scheduling to Professional Services, we will give you a much greater understanding of the team that’s there to support everything that you do.
Conduct a home eye test
You can appreciate the enormous difference you will make to people’s lives, and experience their gratitude for your help.
What happens on the day
Hands-on with the kit
As well as the famous EYEris digital record system, you will get hands-on with the portable slit lamp, digital fundus camera, tonometer and indirect binocular ophthalmoscope.
Please find out more about The Outside Clinic in the selection of articles published about various aspects of the role.
An in depth look into the creation of EYEris, our unique bespoke tablet system.
To our patients, Super Optoms are superheroes. But how do you become one yourself?
An interview with two of our National Trainers, dedicated to the development of our Optometrists.
All our new vehicles are kitted out with top of the range gadgets and features that makes life easier for our staff on the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does it take place?
The Taster Experience takes place at our Head Office in Swindon and you will visit a patient in the local area. We can also offer interviews in Southampton.
How do I book an experience?
How long will it last?
The Taster Experience will last around 3 to 4 hours.
Can accommodation be provided?
If you have a long way to travel a local hotel in Swindon can be provided.
Do I have to bring anything?
For your field visit, please bring your retinoscope and ophthalmoscope. You may also need to bring paperwork, this will be confirmed with you on booking.
How can I find out more?
What time/day is it available?
Usually our Taster Experiences are carried out on Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm, but can be flexible if needed.
Can I speak to an Optometrist in the role?
Yes, just contact us and we can set this up for you. Calls can be made during the day or evening to suit you and these can be great for asking any further questions you may have.