Optics

This course is for anyone who wants to pursue a career as a Dispensing Optician.  

The course covers the following main subject areas: Theory as General Optics, Theory of Ophthalmic Lenses, Theory and Practice of Ophthalmic Dispensing, Professional Conduct and Communications, The Assessment and Management of Refractive Errors, Low Vision, and Basic Principles of Contact Lens Wear.

On successful completion of the course and the final qualifying exams of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, you may register with the General Optical Council and practice as a Dispensing Optician. Students finishing the course with exceptional marks may apply to study Optometry at University. 

Future careers can include:

  • Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistant
  • Optical Lab Technician