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anyone an OPTICAL RECEPTIONIST / work in an opticians ???

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cheeryface Tue 07-Jul-09 14:40:32

please tell me about your job!
after being a sahm for 13 years i have found a couple of jobs to apply for today.
i dont really have much it knowledge other than reading my emails and surfing the net and i know nothing about eyes except that im short sighted!!

please clue me up !!

Sunshinemummy Tue 07-Jul-09 14:48:15

I worked in an opticians about 20 years ago. I was the office manager (small chain with three branches) but used to help out on reception. What do you want to know?

cheeryface Tue 07-Jul-09 14:49:45

what a typical day would be and if i would need any paticular skills , or would i be abvle to wing it lol
thanx [sile]

cheeryface Tue 07-Jul-09 14:50:58

i can spell really lol should check my typing !

Sunshinemummy Tue 07-Jul-09 14:54:55

Typically the receptionists day involved opening mail, answering the phone to book appointments, handing out glasses and contact lenses that people came to collect, greeting people who had come in for appointments, helping people to choose frames.

The senior receptionist would occasionally help with repairs or adjustments but normally this is done by specialists (can't remember what these guys are called). That's pretty much it I think.

Skills mainly being organised, cheerful, friendly and helpful.

cheeryface Tue 07-Jul-09 16:15:17

thanx smile

zippys Thu 09-Jul-09 14:04:52

I used to be a opitcal receptionist. It very much depends on the store and how busy you are. The main skills needed in a busy one is remembering who everyone is and organising the staff accordingly. Other things include, making appointments, answering the phone etc.

I didnt have to help people choose frames or do repairs but it depends on the store.

I really liked it, good luck

cheeryface Fri 10-Jul-09 12:41:59

thanx zippys

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