3254-Dispensing Opticians

Job Title: 

Dispensing Opticians

Job Description: 

Dispensing opticians design, fit and dispense optical lenses based on a prescription from an ophthalmologist or optometrist for the correction of reduced visual acuity. They service corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses, low-vision aids and other optical devices.


Examining and taking facial and eye measurements of clients for fitting of eyeglasses and other optical devices

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

1407 - Physics

Specific Occupations: 

325401 - Dispensing Optician
Description : Interprets optical prescriptions, and fits and services optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Optical Dispenser, Spectacles Dispenser

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa