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optician,

filler of prescriptions for and dispenser of corrective lenses. An optician may grind lenses as instructed by the prescription of an optometrist (see optometryoptometry
, eye-care specialty concerned with eye examination, determination of visual abilities, diagnosis of eye diseases and conditions, and the prescription of lenses and other corrective measures.
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) or ophthalmologist (see ophthalmologyophthalmology
, branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders, vision measurements for glasses (refraction), eye muscle exercises (orthoptics), and the
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) or transcribe the instructions for laboratory mechanics. The optician also fits and adjusts the lenses to the client and makes suggestions as to the selection of frames. Increasingly, opticians have taken over the task of fitting contact lenses as well as eyeglasseseyeglasses
or spectacles,
instrument or device for aiding and correcting defective sight. Eyeglasses usually consist of a pair of lenses mounted in a frame to hold them in position before the eyes.
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. Some states require that lab technicians and retail merchandisers be licensed opticians. Requirements may be met through academic training or through a laboratory apprenticeship.

optician

[äp′tish·ən]
(engineering)
A maker of optical instruments or lenses.

optician

a. a general name used to refer to ophthalmic optician, a person qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses
b. a general name used to refer to dispensing optician, a person who supplies and fits spectacle frames but is not qualified to prescribe lenses
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As a dispensing optician, you would make up prescriptions created by an optometrist (who examines and tests eyes) or an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon).
For media enquiries about the ABDO conference please contact: Michael R Potter FBDO Head of Marketing and Communications Association of British Dispensing Opticians Telephone: +44(0)1227-733-913 Email: mpotter@abdo.
To qualify you must complete a course of study at a GOC-approved training institution and pass the Professional Qualifying Examinations administered by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).
Liverpool dispensing optician Mark Blankstone reckons the self-styled king and queen of high fashion have done more for the sales of trendy sunglasses than anyone.
The General Optical Council (GOC) is currently recruiting two optometrists and a dispensing optician to join its investigation committee--and it's in everyone's interests that it attracts candidates of a high calibre.
Dispensing opticians may also be responsible for the management of the practice What personal skills do you need?
Three-year distance learning course run by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.
But dispensing opticians saw their earnings plummet from pounds 17,332 to pounds 15,490.
He runs training workshops and is actively involved in the training of trainee dispensing opticians and pre-reg optometrists.
AVP Vision Plans, which contracts with more than 4,250 optometrists, ophthalmologists and registered dispensing opticians, provides vision services to nearly 400,000 members in California.
Improving the appearance of a practice, as well as patient communication from optometrists and dispensing opticians can make a measurable improvement to the business, practitioners were told by Jim Smith (pictured), Surrey regional director for Shopper Anonymous at 100% Optical (in February).