Kilkenny opticians celebrate long service members of staff
Specsavers Kilkenny is recognising two members of staff who have each worked for the business for an outstanding 25 years.
Michelle Carew and Mary O’Donnell have both been awarded a commemorative certificate and badge to mark the significant milestone and loyal service.
25 Years of Service
Michelle is a fully qualified dispensing optician and has been with Specsavers Kilkenny for 25 years. During this time she has also been the Chairperson for Specsavers Ireland and a mentor for new directors within the region. She has specialised in developing trainee dispensing opticians and management teams over her 25 years.
Providing Care to the Community
Michelle says: ‘Having worked in the Kilkenny store for 25 years now, I have enjoyed helping customers in the community with their essential eye care needs and have relished the opportunity to develop trainee dispensing opticians who join the team. I’m looking forward to celebrating many more long service milestones in the years to come.’
25 Years of Service
Mary, who also celebrates 25 years at the Kilkenny store, has extensive experience as a fully qualified optometrist serving the local community with their eye health and optical needs. Mary also prides herself on developing trainee optometrists, with the store now employing five full-time optometrists.
A Brilliant and Dedicated Team
She comments: ‘I have enjoyed building our team at Specsavers Kilkenny and developing a trainee programme for optometrists. It is great to see our team grow over the years, we now have nine full-time opticians – 3 dispensing opticians, 1 contact lens optician and 5 optometrists in the store. We have always had a brilliant and dedicated team.’
Specsavers Kilkenny provides expert eye health services, including 3D scanning technology (OCT), adult eye tests, children's eye care and contact lens service. In addition, it offers a range of audiology services and products including routine hearing tests.
New Hygiene Measures
At Specsavers Kilkenny, the health and wellbeing of its customers and colleagues is its number one priority and the store has introduced a series of hygiene and personal protection measures to create a safe and comfortable experience.