Emma’s Dispensing Optician Workshop

Our awesome Emma is well on her way to becoming a Dispensing Optician!

A Dispensing Optician plays an important support role to both the optometrists and our customers. It is the Dispensing Opticians’ role to interpret the prescription and transform it into sensational eyewear which will give you – the client – the ultimate vision and comfort.

In New Zealand, the training is an intensive three year qualification studied extramurally while simultaniously working in a practice. Four practical blocks are held in Auckland.

The role is variable from each day to each client, including frame and lens selection, and all after-purchase service and care. The most important aspect of their role, however, is the interpretation of clients’ needs and lifestyle, and the ability to provide the best option available to them.

Here’s what Emma had to say about her most recent workshop:

I recently went up to Auckland for my first block course for my Dispensing Opticians course. I really enjoyed getting to meet other young people doing what I do and getting to do some hands on tasks at my workshops. I am excited to head back up there in another couple of months and to get more of my course completed. 


Clare Coventry

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