Dispensing opticians make up spectacle and contact lenses to prescriptions.
Five GCSE subjects or equivalent in maths or physics, English language or literature, and a third science-based subject with the remaining two subjects being optional.
Two years full-time with a further year's experience, or three years part-time.
General Optical Council, 41 Harley Street, London W1N 2DJ.
Association of British Dispensing Opticians, 6 Hurlingham Business Park, Sullivan Road, Fulham, London SW6 3DU.