Dr Josie Forte


Dr Josie Forte : Trustee

Term of Office:  16 January 2019 – 15 January 2023

Dr Josie Forte lives in Devon. A qualified optometrist, she started her optometry career in hospital practice. Josie practised briefly in New Zealand before returning to the UK to run her own successful independent practice for five years. She is currently a Specsavers Optical and Audiology Joint Venture Partner.

  • Graduated from Cardiff University in 1997 with a BSc Honours in Optometry and Vision Science
  • Graduated from Aston University in 2016 with a Doctor of Optometry
  • Head of Enhanced Optical Services for Specsavers and an inaugural member of the Specsavers Professional Leadership Council
  • Visiting lecturer at Plymouth University Lead Assessor for WOPEC (Welsh Optometric Postgraduate Education Centre)
  • Former elected committee member of Devon Local Optical Committee