Dispensing opticians are expert in the interpretation of optical prescriptions written by ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists (similar to the relationship between the medical profession and pharmacists).
They have a vast knowledge of spectacle frames, lenses, sunglasses, safety eyewear and contact lenses.
Are trained in the theory and practical application of ophthalmic optics. Many manufacture your spectacles on site as well as doing repairs and adjustments.
Some dispensing opticians are employed by large corporations but many are self employed in private practice or are in partnerships with optometrists.
Dispensing opticians who are members of ADOA Victoria regularly attend continuing education to keep themselves up to date with all the latest products and advances in eyewear and eyecare.
Look for the ADOA membership logo when you purchase your next spectacles or contact lenses to ensure you receive the expert advice and care you deserve.
The website is an information resource for both the members of the ADOA and the general public.