Dispensing Optician

A Dispensing Optician advises on, fits and supplies the most appropriate spectacles after taking account of each PATIENT's visual, lifestyle and vocational needs.

Description

A Dispensing Optician is a CARE PROFESSIONAL who is registered with the General Optical Council to practise in the United Kingdom.

A Dispensing Optician advises on, fits and supplies the most appropriate spectacles after taking account of each PATIENT's visual, lifestyle and vocational needs.

Dispensing Opticians also play an important role in advising and dispensing low vision aids to those who are partially sighted and in advising on and dispensing to children where appropriate. They are also able to fit and provide aftercare for contact lenses after undergoing further specialist training. On completion of this training, practitioners are placed onto a speciality register.

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