To get on to the register you need to complete a course approved by the GOC, and pass the professional qualifying examinations from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians
can earn between PS20,000 and PS30,000 a year.
usually work five days a week, including Saturdays.
The patient will then be instructed on how to get the best results from them with the dispensing optician
available to offer advice and make adjustments and repairs if necessary.
The Meltham team includes three Optometrists; Claire Wightman from Barnsley, Sara Ackroyd from Uppermill and Stephen Haigh from Almondbury, and Dispensing Opticians
Sheryl and Abigayle Doe.
The course combines four weeks of lectures a year at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians
' college in Kent with on-the-job training.
QUALIFICATIONS: Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians
, Ophthalmic Dispensing diploma
Mr Twomlow said: 'She was a dispensing optician
and not qualified to carry out sight tests.
A Hounslow-based dispensing optician
has been suspended from the General Optical Council (GOC) registers for nine months.
A DISPENSING optician
from Huddersfield is looking at a bright future after collecting a national award.
Managing director and dispensing optician
Sheryl Doe said: "With the business performing so well we took the decision to invite another optometrist to join our growing team.
Running on what was the hottest London Marathon on record, Optix support manager Jo Macklin, practice partner and dispensing optician
Michaela Mayes, practice partner and optometrist Suhayel Issa, practice partner and optometrist Aled Brassington, practice partner and dispensing optician
Simon Mann, and CEO Imran Hakim all safely completed the race.