The majority of Dispensing Opticians have completed a three year blended course from UK Institutions, along with the direct supervision of a qualified and registered optician which occurs whilst working in practice. Attendance at block release courses is required at the relevant colleges. As well as passing theory and practical examinations, a Dispensing Optician, must submit a portfolio of case records, before been deemed as qualified by their college and register with the General Optical Council which CORU recognises for registration in Ireland. Afterwards as qualified Dispensing Opticians they are required to complete Continuous Education as part of their membership of the I.A.D.O.
Optical Registration Board
The Optical Registration Board at CORU was appointed by the Minister for Health in February 2015.
The Optical Registration Board is responsible for:
• establishing and maintaining the Registers of optometrists and dispensing opticians
• recognising qualifications gained outside the State
• approving and monitoring education and training programmes for entry to the register
• setting the code of professional conduct and ethics
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To work in Ireland as a Dispensing Opticians regsiration with CORU is compulsory - Full detail here http://www.coru.ie/en/registration/apply_to_register