dispensing optician

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One who fits and adapts spectacles and contact lenses on the basis of a prescription by an ophthalmologist or optometrist (or ophthalmic optician). In many countries dispensing opticians cut and edge lenses and fit them into a frame. See optical dispensing; glazing.
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You will need to keep your registration up to date with the GOC so that you can continue to work as a dispensing optician.
Dispensing opticians 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians, Ophthalmic Dispensing diploma
Becoming a dispensing optician enabled me to answer my patients' questions without asking for help, whilst also proving to myself that I am confident with my knowledge.
What does a career as an optician involve Dispensing opticians make up prescriptions from optometrists (ophthalmic opticians) and ophthalmologists (eye surgeons).
THE Valli Group of Opticians has appointed Sheryl Doe as a dispensing optician and its digital media manager.
We would urge anyone with an interest in the future of the optical professions to get involved; whether you are an education provider yourself, a registrant who regularly supervises students, a current student, a qualified optometrist or dispensing optician, or a business registrant interested in the education of your future workforce.
Now he plans to extend the Mirfield practice to incorporate an additional examination room and offer extended opening hours, which would mean taking on two more staff - a dispensing optician and a clinical optician.
Specific supervision for duties within the registrant's area of expertise, for example, a dispensing optician can supervise dispensing duties, a contact lens optician can supervise dispensing and contact lens practice.
First I qualified as a dispensing optician and then I spent some time managing a Vision Express practice, before returning to university to train as an optometrist," he explained.
The AOP has introduced a new community forum exclusively for dispensing optician (DO) members.