Rakesh Kapoor, clinical performance consultant for Specsavers and optometrist director of four Specsavers stores located across northwest London, including Wembley and Wembley Park, has been appointed as the new President of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA).
Outlining his vision for the organisation, Rakesh will focus on an ‘inclusive and accessible’ future and his commitment to helping fellow eye care practitioners equip themselves with the very latest skills and knowledge to deliver the very best customer care.
With multiple chain retailers offering the majority of contact lens supply and fitting in the UK, Rakesh is keen to ensure optometrists working in this environment can access the latest training.
Commenting on his new appointment, Rakesh said; ‘Change in the profession is at its strongest curve, if you don't keep up, you're pretty much de-skilled, so it’s vital that eye care practitioners give themselves the best possible access to up-to-the-minute research and technology.’
A graduate of Aston University in 1991, Rakesh spent his pre-registration year working with an independent practice before becoming a locum with Specsavers, before opening the second ever Specsavers store in 1994 in London, located in Wembley. Since then he has grown the team to 60 employees, including a clinical team of 14 spread over four stores. He is a visiting lecturer at Aston University, where he uses his business and clinical expertise, teaching business awareness to optometry students.
BCLA chief executive Luke Stevens-Burt said: “I’m looking forward to working closely with Rakesh. His knowledge and expertise of the multiples sector will be invaluable as we continue to evolve the BCLA and welcome new members from across the world.”
To ensure your eyesight and hearing are in tip-top condition, contact Specsavers Wembley Park on 020 8176 9836 or you can book online.