Paul Arthur Hersee

Paul Hersee is a registered Dispensing Optician with the Optical Registration Board and is a partner with Specsavers Opticians based in Arklow. Paul has over thirty years of experience in the optical industry having qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1989. After qualification, Paul studied with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) as a practical examiner in optical dispensing.

Paul carries out practice visits in which he assesses the progress of students studying as dispensing opticians and the suitability of the practice to provide the required training. He has advised on the dispensing modules being developed for the dispensing course provided by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). He also provides professional guidance on the European Standards that apply to the optical profession via his work with the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

Paul is currently involved in training of support staff within Specsavers Opticians in Ireland and the UK via Cert 4 and ABDO progression pathway. Paul is currently the president of the Irish Association of Dispensing Opticians (IADO) having been a member of the IADO council and serving as Treasurer and Secretary for the Association in the past. Paul has also attained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.