Tanya from Troon makes the grade in prestigious national course

Tanya Monaghan from our Troon practice was presented with a Level 2 Diploma by Master Spectacle Maker John McGregor OBE during a prestigious awards ceremony at the historic Apothecaries’ Hall in London on 18 October.

During Tanya’s studies on The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ (WCSM) course she completed modules on the anatomy of the eye, workings of different spectacle lenses, test room exams, eye diseases and frame designs.

Tanya has been working with us at Black & Lizars for four years. She started as an Optical Assistant in 2014 and following completion of the course has now been promoted to Clinical Assistant.

Speaking of her success, she said: “Since I started my career with Black & Lizars, I’ve really discovered my own passion for taking the best steps possible when caring for customers and their eyesight.

“When the opportunity to build upon the skills I has learnt appeared with the WCSM, I leapt at the chance, setting my sights on being able to deliver the best eye care services possible for the people of Troon.

“I feel a huge sense of achievement completing the course and I’m highly grateful to all my colleagues, family and friends who have helped me build on my confidence and experience.”

Graham Freeman, Clinical Services Manager at Black & Lizars, added: “We are very proud of our opticians who work tirelessly to deliver a high-quality level of care to our customers all across Scotland.

“Tanya is a great example of someone who has gone above and beyond to enhance her skillset and further improve the level of care she can provide. We’re looking forward to seeing her develop her skills even more over time.”

The WCSM has a long history of supporting training dating back to the 17th century. Today, the organisation offers nationally recognised qualifications which have been accredited by the SQA and Qfqual. These qualifications are open to all working in optical practices, hospitals, workshops and laboratories.

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