Optician are healthcare professionals specially trained to optimize vision by applying, fitting and adjusting eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids and eye prosthetics. Opticians are experts in eye and lens function, and use this knowledge to adjust vision devices to optimize a persons’ eyesight. Thus opticians help treat a variety or eye-related disorders including:
Opticians provide services in independent prescription glasses shops and in optometry or medical clinics. These services include:
In Ontario, “Optician” is a regulated profession subject to the Standards for Practice, Code of Ethics and Professional Guidelines defined by College of Opticians of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.
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