Specsavers Opera Lane has a team of experienced optometrists, audiologists and highly trained staff, providing customers with unparalleled service and expertise. One such team member is Optometrist and Contact Lens Supervisor, Raquel Torres.

From Spain to Specsavers 

Hailing from Jaén, a small town in the South of Spain, Raquel moved to Cork in 2012 and has been working in Specsavers for over three years. The Spanish native graduated from the University of Granada with a Bachelor's degree in Optometry and a Masters Degree in Advanced Optometry and Research. Raquel continued her training and earned her second Masters Degree in Clinic Optometry at Reina Sofia University Hospital in Murcia. The optometrist is a fantastic asset to the new Opera Lane store, providing the service in both Spanish and English.

Team of experts

Since joining Specsavers, Raquel has obtained an ILm Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills and is currently undertaking the ILm Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management. She is also undertaking the course Level 6 Certificate in Children´s Eye Care for Optometrist (Person BTEC) which she hopes to complete by the end of this year.

Store director John Morrin is delighted with Raquel’s achievements and continued learning. John said ‘At Specsavers Cork we are continually investing in our staff so that customers can avail of the best service in eye and ear health. With these qualifications, Raquel will further strengthen our team of experts.’

Vision and values

When asked why she joined Specsavers, Raquel explains, ‘I joined Specsavers because it is the world´s largest optical retailer and is a fantastic company to work for. It is committed to delivering high quality and affordable optical and audiology services in the communities that it serves. I am passionate about Specsavers vision and values and I work hard every day to deliver this to our Opera Lane customers.’

Raquel commends Specsavers for its commitment to training and professional development, saying, ‘Specsavers invest in their people, with outstanding optical equipment and development opportunities. The Opera Lane store has supported me in a number of ways to develop my knowledge and skills and to be the best I can be. For this, I cannot thank them enough.’  

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