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WHAT IS AN OPTICIAN?

An Optician is a licensed healthcare professional specially trained to help you achieve optimum vision with the application of eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids and prosthetic ocular devices.

 

Opticians interpret written prescriptions from ophthalmologists (medical doctors) and optometrists (non-medical eye care professionals) to determine the specifications of ophthalmic appliances necessary to correct a persons’ eyesight.

BECOME AN OPTICIAN

Do you want to have a career in Health Care?

Do you want to help people see better?

There are many programs available in Ontario to help you become part of the Frontline of Vision Care.

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Every Optician in Ontario is registered with the College of Opticians of Ontario (COO). 

This regulatory body helps protect you, the public.

If you have a complaint or concern, you can CLICK HERE to reach the COO and they will help you find a resolution.