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Dispensing opticians interpret optical prescriptions, and will fit and service optical aids such as frames for glasses and lenses.
Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to become a dispensing optician in South Africa:
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Dispensing Opticians typically study for about 4 years. 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.
To find more information about dispensing opticians in South Africa, contact the: