About the Career
Opticianry is one of the three “O’s” of eyecare. The other two are Ophthalmology and Optometry. A Licensed Optician is an eyecare specialist. They advise, design and produce optical products such as eyeglasses, contacts, low-vision and specialized products. Licensed Opticians are one of 25 designated health professions regulated under the Health Professions Act in B.C.
As an Optician, you’ll find opportunities for employment in:
- Optometry clinics
- Optical stores (independent or chain)
- Ophthalmology offices
- Optics labs
- Independent business offices
- Product sales sector
Our program is accredited by the National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR) and our graduates are well-prepared to take the national licensing exams.