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Optical Assistant CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 19 Oct 2020

Tip: Use the Optical Assistant CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Jayden Newton

1 Crown Street
Long Load
TA10 0UP
Mob: 078 3623 3443      Email: [email protected]

Personal Profile Statement

I am a dedicated, hardworking and multi-skilled (Graduate) Optical Assistant who is full of energy and always have a big smile on my face. I have an in-depth knowledge of this field as I’ve done my University studies in this area and my previous work experience is also in-line with my education. This has put me in an excellent position to not only understand the theoretical aspects of Optometry but also to put into practice what I have learned.


  • Graduated with a 2:1 degree with a Professional Placement (University)
  • Record number of sales in the second month I was employed (Specsavers)


2007 – 2011BSc Optometry and Vision ScienceCardiff UniversityClassification: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Optometric Dispensing (66%)
  • Geometrical and Visual Optics (70%)
  • Physiology of Vision (59%)
  • Visual Perception (81%)
  • Final Year Project (67%)

2005 – 2007
Results: English: A Maths: C Business: B
A LevelsCrayford West Academy

Work experience

Mar 2013 – PresentOptical Assistant           Crayford Eyecare Centre

Main duties performed:

  • Dispensing and fitting spectacles, contact lenses and vision aids
  • Dealing with prescriptions written by GPs and Optometrists
  • Advising patients on the various types of lenses and spectacle frames (e.g. style, weight, colour, brand, material, durability, etc.)
  • Conducting full eye health screenings
  • Selling products and handling cash
  • General Admin duties (filing, handling post, etc.)
  • Dealing with customer concerns, complaints and compliments
  • Maintaining product displays for sales purposes
  • Utilising the newly-introduced digital retinal screening service
  • Managing the store in the absence of the Manager
  • Fitting and adjusting glasses
  • Updating and cleaning frames
  • Answering and making phone calls (patients, general public, staff, etc.)
  • Liaising with the head office team
  • Making appointments and recording them properly in the diary
  • Performing simple diagnostic consultations
  • Sending reminder and recall letters
  • Taking orders and processing them appropriately
  • Filling out NHS Forms for patients that are eligible for free services
  • Providing customer aftercare

Nov 2012 – Jan 2013Optical Advisor         Specsavers Leeds

Main duties performed:

  • Advising patients and customers on glasses and sunglasses
  • Dispensing of glasses and contact lenses to customers of all ages
  • Pre-screening patients before eye examinations
  • Cleaning and repairing glasses
  • Opening and closing of the premises in the absence of the Store Supervisor
  • Stock control and ordering
  • Dealing with enquiries: face-to-face, over the telephone and through email
  • Arranging and booking appointments
  • Checking orders from the delivery
  • Providing customer aftercare and follow-ups
  • Ensuring all shelves were clean and filled
  • Adhering to Health & Safety regulations and company policies at all times


  • 2-weeks training in the use of optometry machines and instruments
  • Emergency First Aid at Work


  • Knowledge of Laser and Intraocular lens (IOL) procedures
  • Expert in pre-test machinery
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • IT Skills (use of spreadsheets, databases, word processing, etc.)
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of optometry

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends. I also attend the gym on a regular basis and love going to the park for cycling. I’m also keeping myself productive by reading self-help books and watching documentaries.


Mr Aidan Adams
Store Manager, Specsavers Leeds
Address: 66 New Dover Rd, Walden, DL8 3AU
Tel: 0233 233 6543
Email: [email protected]
Mr Joe Begum
Senior Optician, Crayford Eyecare Centre
Address: 24 Casper Way, Hurston, KW17 7EZ
Tel: 0253 346 4867
Email: [email protected]

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Top CV Tips and Guidelines

  • What to do if you’ve got no previous work experience? Well, since this is an entry-level position Optical expertise is not usually an essential requirement – as long as you show that you show enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Nevertheless, it can be a great advantage if you can demonstrate that you have worked, regardless of whether it was paid or voluntary, in an optical store.
  • You could mention that you have a “keen eye for detail” on your CV (Okay, okay the joke was a bit cheesy, but it’s definitely a positive attribute you would want to include on your CV anyway!)
  • Emphasise your Customer Service skills on your CV with real-life examples because you will frequently be dealing with customers; from welcoming them to helping them with their product selection.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £12.000 – £19.000
    Relevant Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate effectively with customers
  • Writing Skills
    Excellent writing skills to write clear and concise medical reports
  • Observation Skills
    Paying attention to every aspect of the job and ensuring that no “small details” are overlooked
  • Caring
    Ability to care for and empathise with patients’ needs
  • Customer Service
    Ability to relate to customer’s needs and offering appropriate advice and solutions
  • Admin Skills
    Answering the phone, organising folders, photocopying and scanning documents

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