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hey, I'm a student in Uk thinking about going into optometry (perhaps later on working in Specsavers) but I have mixed feelings. I've heard the pay is okay however many ppl say to just study dentistry/pharmacy instead. I'm honestly just confused whether this career is for me or to choose another science route. if anyone with experience as an optometrist, working in specs or is studying it, can tell me if it's good/worth studying it would be much appreciated. Thank you!! (p.s I am interested in studying it before anyone tells me to just choose what I love but I just need to know if it's worth it ahaha)
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It’s alright but it’s very stressful and retail orientated. You do have the patient aspect of it but you’re expected to meet targets and convert people to specs/contacts. It can be very stressful.
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Ahahahahh zon't.. zon't zo it.

Maybe bhadbhabie can offer some insight?
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It’s alright but it’s very stressful and retail orientated. You do have the patient aspect of it but you’re expected to meet targets and convert people to specs/contacts. It can be very stressful.
thanks for ur reply! if you don't mind me did you study it at uni? if so how was ur experience?
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I can’t offer insight on optometry but I can advise you not to choose dentistry on a whim. Choose it if you’ve done work experience and you have a genuine interest, but don’t choose it based on career prospects or salary - for your sake.
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Ahahahahh zon't.. zon't zo it.

Maybe bhadbhabie can offer some insight?
hey! im confused on what you mean to not do it ahah
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(Original post by Fe.Haiii)
hey, I'm a student in Uk thinking about going into optometry (perhaps later on working in Specsavers) but I have mixed feelings. I've heard the pay is okay however many ppl say to just study dentistry/pharmacy instead. I'm honestly just confused whether this career is for me or to choose another science route. if anyone with experience as an optometrist, working in specs or is studying it, can tell me if it's good/worth studying it would be much appreciated. Thank you!! (p.s I am interested in studying it before anyone tells me to just choose what I love but I just need to know if it's worth it ahaha)
I'm curious about this too
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
I can’t offer insight on optometry but I can advise you not to choose dentistry on a whim. Choose it if you’ve done work experience and you have a genuine interest, but don’t choose it based on career prospects or salary - for your sake.
hey thanks for ur response, if you don't mind me asking have u studied dentistry, and yes I'm hoping to do some work experience soon
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I'm curious about this too
ahaha same, i don't have anyone ik that has studied it so I'm just confused because i read this post on why u shouldn't study opt and it just ruined my perspective lmao
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hey thanks for ur response, if you don't mind me asking have u studied dentistry, and yes I'm hoping to do some work experience soon
Yes I’m a dental student
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ahaha same, i don't have anyone ik that has studied it so I'm just confused because i read this post on why u shouldn't study opt and it just ruined my perspective lmao
I know someone who has just finished her degree in optometry, and she seems to like it, but I want to see some other perspectives
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(Original post by Fe.Haiii)
hey, I'm a student in Uk thinking about going into optometry (perhaps later on working in Specsavers) but I have mixed feelings. I've heard the pay is okay however many ppl say to just study dentistry/pharmacy instead. I'm honestly just confused whether this career is for me or to choose another science route. if anyone with experience as an optometrist, working in specs or is studying it, can tell me if it's good/worth studying it would be much appreciated. Thank you!! (p.s I am interested in studying it before anyone tells me to just choose what I love but I just need to know if it's worth it ahaha)
omg i wana study it too and yesss its amazing from what i have heard although people say apprentichsips may be introduced for iptom
im looking at manchester and bradford ahah wbu
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thanks for ur reply! if you don't mind me did you study it at uni? if so how was ur experience?
No, I work as a lab technician at an opticians and I’ve seen first hand the stress opticians experience with regards to targets. It’s also quite repetitive but if you don’t mind that then go for it.
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omg i wana study it too and yesss its amazing from what i have heard although people say apprentichsips may be introduced for iptom
im looking at manchester and bradford ahah wbu
hey! Im not really sure on unis to choose because so many unis don't even offer Optom ;(
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ahaha same, i don't have anyone ik that has studied it so I'm just confused because i read this post on why u shouldn't study opt and it just ruined my perspective lmao
was it the post where the person sas THESE ARE THE REASONS ON WHY U SHOULD NOT STUDY OPTOMETRY
if so dont listen
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was it the post where the person sas THESE ARE THE REASONS ON WHY U SHOULD NOT STUDY OPTOMETRY
if so dont listen
yeah it was
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