Clear path to im­prove sight

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LEARNING - Janita Singh

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.

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