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Carmel Andrew

Carmel Andrew

Optometrist/Clinical Manager

Optical Express

Iluka, WA 6028

Australian Optometrist

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Optical Dispenser (Permanent part time, 24 hours per week)

Working as an Optical dispenser in this busy optical store whilst studying for OCANZ exams. Highly focused on excellent customer care. Involved in frame styling,dispensing, sales, providing advice on private health funds, direct customer care, visual field and colour testing, contact lens teaches, general administration, management and working closely with the Optometrists.
Spending time in practice on days off practising eye examinations for my exams. Visited the Lions Eye Institute in Perth to sit in with Ophthalmologists and gain an understanding of eye care in Australia.

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OCANZ exams

Written and Clinical

Undertaken 6 months of study for OCANZ exams. Proactively arranged training in Melbourne in June 2013 in preparation for exams. Successfully completed the process in order to apply for registration in Australia.
Written exams undertaken September 2013 in Perth and passed first time.
Clinical exams undertaken in December 2013 in Melbourne and passed first time.

Career

Career Break due to my husband receiving sponsorship as a Geologist in Western Australia.

Moving to Australia from UK.

Career break to look after my two young pre school children whilst my husband worked away from home.

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Lynne Fernandes Optometrists

Locum Optometrist ( Variable, min of 16 hours per week)

Conducting eye examinations, contact lens fitting and orthokeratology assessments in this highly regarded private practice.
Providing high levels of customer service and gained a good rapport with patients.

Career

Specsavers

Locum Optometrist ( 16 hours per week)

Conducting eye examinations with a strong focus on maximising conversions.

Career Break

Maternity

Career break whilst having two children. Kept UK registration up to date through continuing professional development study points and Optical conferences.

Optical Express

Optometrist/Clinical Manager ( Full time)

Managing a team of Optometrists to achieve business objectives.
Establishing excellent relationships with customers and representing the Company in a professional manner. High customer service scores.
Creating a professional environment to win business from competitors.
Providing personal recommendations to customers to increase daily sales
Maximising Optometrist conversions.
Identifying staff development and training needs. Liasing with trainers to ensure implementation.
Organising Optometrist rotas.
Providing pre and postoperative Laser Vision Correction Assessments.

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Career

Dyer and Scott Opticians

Optometrist ( Full time)

Working between two practices conducting eye examinations, domiciliary and contact lens fitting.
Building and maintaining excellent rapport with patients.

The Contact Lens Clinic

Optometrist ( Full time)

Working with a team of Optometrists providing high quality eye care services.
Fitting a high percentage of contact lenses.
Training Optical Assistants to increase their knowledge and hence improve customer service.

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Career

St James's University Hospital

Pre-Registration Optometrist (Full time)

Assisting the Principal Optometrist and Ophthalmologists in providing eye care to patients.
Performing pre and postoperative refraction assessments.

OCANZ

Competency in Optometry Examinations

British College of Optometrists

Professional Qualifying Examinations

University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Wales, UK

BSc(Hons)Ophthalmic Optics

St Paul's Girls School, Birmingham, UK

9’O’ Levels, 2’AO’Levels, 3’A’Levels.