The Opticianry program is unique in that it offers a blend of health care and business management. The theory and practical experience in labs/clinics teaches students to competently dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses and sub-normal vision devices. The program also focuses on the expertise necessary to surface, fabricate, repair, customize and modify eyewear to the patient/clients’ needs. Emphasis is also placed on entrepreneurship by teaching how to establish and operate a small business, how to use effective sales techniques as well as enhancing communication and interpersonal skills in order to be successful in the optical retail environment.
Upon successful completion of the academic and co-operative education semesters, students are eligible to write the national registration examinations which allow them, if successful to practice in Canada as a Registered Optician.
OSSD or equivalent with
You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:
Secondary school applicants:
Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):
* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.
Selection is based on admission requirements and academic grades.
View the Opticianry articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.
Amber is passionate about helping people achieve their best possible vision. In addition to her role as managing optician at Loblaw Optical in Sudbury, she runs a mobile business called Northern Low Vision Care to support seniors who can’t leave their homes. She also offers vision screenings in both official languages for children in local schools.
For all her community work, the Ontario Optician’s Association recently honoured Amber with the Optician of the Year Award. And she was a nominee for the 2015 Premier’s Award.
Amber is also a busy mom with two kids. In her spare time, she coaches her son’s hockey team.
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