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Opticians

Other titles : contact lens technician, optician, technician, contact lenses, visual orthotic device technician

Details

Description :

Opticians fit clients with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, assist clients in the selection of eyeglass frames, arrange for the production of eyeglasses or contact lenses and mount lenses in eyeglass frames. They are employed in optical retail outlets or other establishments with optical dispensing departments, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties :

  • obtain specifications for eyeglasses or contact lenses from a prescription prepared by an ophthalmologist or optometrist or by analyzing the client's eyeglasses or contact lenses and by measuring client's eye curvature, pupillary distance and bridge width, using optical measuring devices;
  • assist clients in selecting eyeglasses by advising on lens materials, frames, tints and anti-reflection coating;
  • advise on use and care of contact lenses;
  • arrange for grinding and polishing of lenses or grind and polish lenses;
  • cut and edge lenses and fit lenses into frames;
  • adjust finished eyeglasses.
  • Montréal
  • Montérégie
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Estrie
  • Capitale-Nationale

Training

Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

 

Techniques d'orthèses visuelles

(Training program is available in French only)

Program length: 3 ans

Program Objectives

Former des opticiennes et opticiens d’ordonnance aptes à remplir les fonctions suivantes: accueillir la clientèle, la renseigner et la conseiller sur les types d’orthèses visuelles existantes et sur l’ensemble des services qu’ils offrent; assurer l’exécution des opérations entourant la pose, l’ajustement, le remplacement et la vente des lentilles ophtalmiques; voir à l’entretien des équipements et des lieux du salon d’optique et de l’atelier y attenant; assumer les responsabilités de gestion inhérentes à l’exercice de leur fonction sur une base de rentabilité et de respect des lois.

Educational organizations offering the program