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Shephard & Akay Optometrists

Full or Part-Time Optometrist




Up to £55,000 FTE + Benefits


About Shephard & Akay Optometrists

Established in 1974, Shephard & Akay are Hitchin’s leading independent opticians and contact lens specialists.

The success of the practice has been built by providing a bespoke patient experience, outstanding clinical standards, and an exclusive range of high-end eyewear brands.

As a result of this success, the team are now looking for a full or part-time Optometrist to join the team.

What’s the Opportunity?

This an opportunity to join a highly experienced and clinically focused team of experts.

You’ll gain exposure more complex patients, deliver specialist clinics, and have the chance to develop your skills in dry eye, myopia control, cataract referrals as well as potential support to become I.P qualified.

The practice itself is in a historical, 400-year-old building – nestled in a local churchyard and features 2 test rooms.

With 40-minute appointments, pre-screens done for you and access to equipment such as an OCT and Humphreys Field Analyser, you’ll have all the tools and support necessary to deliver an outstanding patient experience.


Shephard & Akay is in the centre of Hitchin, on the main trainline from King’s Cross to Cambridge, between the A1 & M1, and just 30 minutes from the M25.

Hakim Group

As a practice supported by Hakim Group, working for Shephard & Akay means that you’ll gain access to a national community of independent practices, as well as a few added extras!

· Financial Flexibility Fund

· Healthcare Cash-plan

· Professional Advancement Through HG Academy

· HG Giftbox Savings Platform

· Cycle to Work Scheme

What Next?

To get more information, or to apply for this role – get in touch with Spencer Grout on 07737 715 282 or email