Demonstrating its commitment to continued training and professional development, Specsavers Mallow is delighted to announce that two of its staff members have recently obtained new qualifications.
Mallow native Olivia Meade is looking forward to a bright future having recently qualified as an optometrist. It was a summer job in Specsavers Mallow that sparked her interest in eyecare and she subsequently studied Optometry at DIT Kevin Street in Dublin and did her placement in the Mallow store to gain additional practical experience.
Hear Care Assistant
In the meantime, having worked as an Optical Assistant in Specsavers Mallow for nine years, Crystal O’Flynn-McCarthy from Charleville recently qualified as a Hear Care Assistant by completing a course in Birmingham. As part of her training she gained valuable hands-on experience while being mentored by Rory Perry - leading audiologist and Hearing Services director at Specsavers stores in Cork and Kerry. Crystal is now qualified to perform hearing tests, do repairs and will work alongside the audiologist in the on-site hearing centre in Specsavers Mallow to ensure that every customer receives the highest standard of professional service and aftercare.
Director Iain MacCallum is delighted with their achievements. ‘I would like to congratulate Crystal and Olivia on their recent accomplishments. At Specsavers Mallow we are continually investing in our staff so that customers can avail of the best service in eye and ear health. With these qualifications, they have further strengthened our team of experts.’
Always striving to enhance the overall customer experience, Specsavers Mallow brings the best in eye and ear care to the local community including Digital Precision Eye Care, a cutting edge way new way of selecting and fitting customers’ glasses using imaging software on tablet devices. The store also provides free digital retinal photography to anyone over the age of 40.
Digital retinal photography is a sophisticated process that allows the optician to take a detailed picture of the back of your eye so they can closely monitor your eye health. It doesn’t just help identify sight-related problems. It can also highlight a range of other conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, risk of a stroke and symptoms associated with brain tumours.