Seneca's Opticianry program is recognized by the College of Opticians of Ontario. To practice in Ontario as a Registered Optician, you must pass the national registration examination, among other requirements. You can find more information on how to become an optician at the Opticians Council of Canada.
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:
Opticians are members of a health care delivery team who dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses and subnormal vision devices. Employment opportunities are available in retail optical dispensaries, contact lens clinics, as well as medical clinics in Ontario, across Canada and internationally.
Graduate from a program accredited by National Association of Canadian Opticianry Regulators (NACOR) and College of Opticians of Ontario.
Pass the licensing exams offered by the NACOR
Apply to the College of Opticians of Ontario (the opticianry regulatory body in Ontario) and pay registration fees
There are four national organizations that are fundamental to opticianry in Canada: the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC), the Opticians Council of Canada (OCC), the National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR) and the Canadian Association of Optician Educators (CAOE). A fifth body, the National Examination Committee (NEC) is a sub-committee of NACOR.
NACOR. (2019). Canadian Opticianry. Retrieved July 22, 2019, from https://nacor.ca/about/education-training/canadian-opticianry/