Staff Wanted.


Optical Receptionist


Position overview: The receptionists role is critical, since this person provides the first impression of patients coming into an Optometrists office. This is especially important in a medical environment where people may be apprehensive about health issues. The effective receptionist is able to multitask and respond to the needs of the patient, Optometric and Optical staff efficiently and calmly.


Essential job functions:
Booking patients
Filling in forms for patients prior to testing (NHS and private)
Taking payments for services provided
maintaining a tidy reception environment
Dealing with patient enquiries (face to face and telephone)
Helping patients with initial spectacle frame selection
End of day reconciliation and banking
Cleaning duties


08.30-17.00 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
08.30-13.00 Weds
09.00-13.00 Sat


We require someone with good interpersonal skills as our first point of contact. He/she should also be IT competent, although we will provide all the necessary help to understand our software. Good timekeeping and presentation are also essential.


Please apply with an up to date CV if you are interested and we look forward to meeting you.


Closing date for CV submission : 21st February 2015.

Clinical excellence at Silverthornes Opticians

We want you to see well, so we give you sound and comprehensive advice on all aspects of your sight. We want you to look good as well, which is why we offer you a huge selection of fashionable eyewear, from designer sunglasses to simple, low-cost spectacles. If you still prefer contact lenses we have a wide range ready for you.

Whatever your needs are, the skill and helpfulness of our staff and our comprehensive service will inspire you.


Enjoy looking at our website. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you soon.

Eye tests

At Silverthornes Opticians we pride ourselves with the individual treatment of our patients. Everyones eyes are different, and we will spend the time to attain an accurate assessment of your eyes' needs.


We are able to offer testing 6 days a week by our two highly experienced optometrists. Monday to Friday testing is conducted from 8.30am to 4.30pm and Saturday 9.00am to 12.30pm.


Our sight tests are 30 minutes in duration and this gives us the time to discuss your individual needs and any worries that you may have regarding your vision.


At Silverthornes Opticians we pride ourselves in offering the widest range of  products and services to the widest range of patients, accepting both NHS and private patients.


We have invested in the most up-to-date diagnostic ophthalmological equipment to examine your eyes thoroughly and help us to decide if you require further assessment by an ophthalmology team.


We have an excellent relationship with both Salisbury District Hospital Eye Clinic and Southampton General Hospital Eye Unit. So you can rest assured that your ocular health is extremely important to us.



Silverthornes Opticians is a proud sponsor of the Bishop Wordsworths School rugby team.


Silverthornes Opticians LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with the registration number OC338451. Its registered office is 50 Catherine Street, Salisbury, Wilts SP12DD


Partners; John Leeman. Laurence Adamson





Silverthornes Opticians

Business hours

Mon-Fri 0830-1700

Sat       0900-1300

Sun      Closed


Contact us

50 Catherine St



 SP1 2DD

Tel.: 01722 322880




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