Claire is an important staff member at our practice. Claire is the Dispensing Optician and this is what her role entails:
Frame Selection – ensures the frame selected will have a perfect fit, is able to be altered appropriately, and also that the frame is suitable for the selected lens. They are experts on frame materials suitable for allergies, or if a lightweight or robust design is required.
Lens Selection – The dispensing Optician carries out a visual task analysis with the patient (discussing working habits, leisure activities, and any problem arises) and recommends the most suitable products for the patients’ lifestyle.
Spectacle fitting and Collection – Correctly fitted spectacles provide the best possible visual correction, and comfort. A Dispensing Optician will accurately fit a frame and check the vision when the spectacles are ready.
Paediatric Dispensing – Dispensing Opticians are professionally qualified and registered with the GOC (General Optical Council) to select and fit spectacles for children of any age, and any need.
Frame Repairs – It is possible for a Dispensing Optician to assess most frames for repairs in the practice, and advise on the appropriate action to take from there.