Reforming prisoners through optometry
After optometrist Tanjit Dosanjh's own father was imprisoned for a serious criminal offence 2003, he knew that he wanted to do all he could to change the lives of those entering the system. He used his own knowledge and skills to set up The Prison Optician Trust, which provides offenders with training in optics and a brighter future away from crime. He believes that other professions should do the same.
In this episode, Daniel talks to Tanjit and one of his trainees - an ex-offender who has just qualified as a dispensing optician, and who now has a thriving career in optics.
To find out more about the The Prison Optician Trust, visit: https://prisonopticians.org/
To read more about Tanjit's career in our Acuity article: https://www.college-optometrists.org/acuity-resource/career-profile-tanjit-dosanjh.html
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