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Dispensing Optician

Dispensing opticians interpret optical prescriptions, and will fit and service optical aids such as frames for glasses and lenses. 

Required Qualifications

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate /NC(V) 
  2. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Science in Optometry)

Required Level of Schooling & School Subjects

NSC/NC(V) Entry requirements may differ according to the educational institution; however,  recommended subjects usually include:

Duration of Study

Dispensing Opticians typically study for about 4 years.

Employment Opportunities

In order to work in this field, you will have to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Dispensing opticians in South Africa often work in clinics, hospitals or go into private practice.

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