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The average annual salary for a Optometrist is £70,000. Salary estimates are based on jobs posted to Pertemps for Optometrist jobs.


Optometrists test patients’ vision, diagnose defects and disorders and prescribe glasses or contact lenses as required.


Entrants require a degree in Optometry, must have passed the Professional Qualifying Examination of the General Optical Council, and have completed a pre-registration year. Advanced training in specialised areas is available.


  • Advises patient on proper use of glasses, contact lenses and other aids, and on appropriate lighting conditions for reading and working.
  • Carries out research with glass and lens manufacturers.
  • Examines eyes and tests vision of patient, identifies problems, defects, injuries and ill health.
  • Prescribes appropriate spectacle lenses, contact lenses and other aids.
  • Refers patient to a specialist, where necessary.

Salaries from this search have been calculated using current and historical roles, which have been advertised with Pertemps in the last 2 years. Data is updated in real time as jobs are posted, and the search results calculate averages of all job posts that fit the role category.

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