Congratulations to Emily McAlpine who in August this year graduated with her degree from Glasgow Caledonian University to become a fully qualified dispensing optician. Emily started working in the family business that is Opticare Opticians as a Saturday girl when she was just 14 years old and quickly realised it was herdream career.

The same week as qualifying she decided to spread her wings and got a years placement in Coral Sea Eyecare in Port Douglas, Australia. She left in September to start a new exciting phase of her career, but not before everyone in Opticare got the chance to say their goodbyes and good luck at her leaving party.


Emily is going to continue working with her new team mates until spring next year when she plans to backpack throughout Australia until her return to sunny Thornliebank next Autumn.

Good luck Emily, and keep us updated on all your exciting travels, from all your friends at Opticare.

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