Clear path to improve sight
AN OPTICAL dispenser can make a big difference in people’s lives by helping them to see clearly.
Optical dispensers are trained to interpret optical prescriptions provided by optometrists or ophthalmologists.
Giti Shateri, who teaches Certificate IV in optical dispensing at TAFE NSW, says dispensers work closely with customers, assisting them in all their optical needs.
“Having the right attitude is important, as the job large- ly requires helping customers,’’ Shateri says.
“To have the drive to help clients have the best eyewear/care and to be part of a dynamic industry, which is continually growing, are the key factors in entering this field.”
Optical dispensers can work in optometric practices and laboratories.
They may be self-employed or work for an eyewear retailer.
The course covers retail issues and optical knowledge. For more details: tafensw.edu.au
An optical dispenser’s work involves helping people choose the right eyewear.