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Dispensing Opticianry

Dispensing Opticianry


Combine Business, Fashion, Vision and Technology with a Diploma in Dispensing Opticianry from Douglas College. If you enjoy working with people, providing technical expertise while helping them look their best, a career as a Dispensing Optician is an excellent choice for you.

As a Dispensing Optician, you'll work with other Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists as part of a vision-care team. You'll conduct automated refractions to determine your clients' eyewear needs. You will fill eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions and then ensure a proper fit by taking accurate measurements and matching stylish frames to clients' unique features and lifestyles. With your contact lens training you will have the skills to become a fitting specialist.

To work in this field, you must complete training at an approved institution as well as licensing requirements administered by the College of Opticians of BC. Douglas College offers British Columbia's finest instructional facilities in the field, and it's the only public college in BC that offers a Dispensing Opticianry Program. The two-year diploma will give you the strongest employment tool with the contact lens skills most employers demand.

To download a copy of the DOPT Optical Tour Form, click here.

For information on admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.


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