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Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card

Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card

Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card

Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card. The discount card offers discounts at more than 13,000 retailers. The card is available to those working in the NHS, the emergency services, and the wider Blue Light community.

Optometrists and dispensing opticians will be eligible for a Blue Light Card. Unlocking discounts at thousands of retailers, from Monday 29 January.

The card is available to NHS and emergency services staff. As well as the social care sector, the armed forces and a number of wider professions within the Blue Light community. It can be used to access discounts at more than 13,000 brands.

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High Street retailers included on the Blue Light Card include New Look, The Body Shop, JD Sports, Go Outdoors and Halfords. Other businesses offering discounts include Sky, Spotify, Greene King, Jet2holidays, Hotels.com and Cineworld.

The card also offers a ballot-based ticketing system, which allows members to access free tickets for events including cinema premieres, food festivals, football matches and concerts. Optometrist and AOP Councillor, Josie Evans, told OT: “It is nice to be recognised as one of the eligible professions and appreciated as part of the NHS team.”

Ryan Leighton, CEO of Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care, said: “Anything that is going to support optometrists and dispensing opticians to gain access to discounts and advantages in any area, I think, is a brilliant thing.”

He added: “I hope they can get audiologists on there as well.”

To get a Blue Light Card, optometrists and dispensing opticians should register online by uploading their General Optical Council registration number, alongside a form of personal identification that matches, such as a passport or driving licence, from Monday 29 January.

Other forms of personal identification that will be accepted include birth certificates, European Economic Area member state identity cards, UK residence permits, and national identity cards.

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