Head of Professional Advancement at Specsavers
As a trained optometrist with more than ten years’ experience in optometry stores, of which five years running her own locum business, Trine Johnsen knows her way in the eye care industry. Not just at home in Norway, also further afield. She obtained her master’s degree in optometry in Australia and worked with universities in both Oslo and Valencia looking at the effects of antioxidants on ocular inflammation.
Trine’s passion for optometry and education has eventually led her to Specsavers – now more than ten years ago. She established the Professional Learning & Development department in the Nordic countries and the Specsavers Academy in Norway. Now, she’s Head of Professional Advancement in Norway, dedicated to building the professional reputation of Specsavers in particular, and the optometry industry in general – so that customers get high-quality eye care. In line with that, she’s a board member of Optikerbransjen (formerly known as Synsinformasjon), the optometry trade organisation in Norway.
To let off steam after work, Trine loves spending time in the mountains surrounding Oslo. Whenever she has a chance, you can find her on a mountain bike, on skis or wearing hiking shoes, most of the time accompanied by her teenage son.
On the programme
Trine will give a lecture – with ophthalmologist Arne Løberg Sæter – on how a second-opinion system improves clinical decision-making and patient care (in Norwegian). You can read more on the programme page.