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    Some years ago an Optometrist from India took our...

    Some years ago an Optometrist from India took our 6-month BC College of Optics opticianry program just before she sat for her University of Waterloo bridging exams, available back then.

    She passed...
  2. Thread: Where's Chris?

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    Chris kept a pulse on the optical industry, both...

    Chris kept a pulse on the optical industry, both in the USA and Canada. His many predications and industry forecasts about future optical developments ultimately proved to be true, despite many...
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    Many thanks. I didn’t know Georgian stopped being...

    Many thanks. I didn’t know Georgian stopped being a ‘taxpayer-supported’ public College, and is now a ‘private’ College.

    And you are on record that you would never hire a graduate of an...
  4. COST/BENEFIT ratio of formal opticianry training in Canada

    Costs associated with BC College of Optic's 6-month OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS Fitter course


    Is paying the education costs...
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    There are now three 'private' opticianry training...

    There are now three 'private' opticianry training courses available in Canada... two are 'accelerated' BC programs and one New Brunswick program is not.
  6. Thread: ABO Basic exam

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    ABO Basic exam

    The ABO credential.. what does it signify?

    What good isthe ABO credential?
    Doctors and majorchain opticals love it, as it...
  7. Bump

    Bump
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    Registration is now open. Next BC College of...

    Registration is now open.
    Next BC College of Optics classes will begin September 9th, 2019... visit www.bccollegeofoptics.ca
    or call Sheree Watson at (604) 581-0101 for more information.
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    Reminder!!

    Reminder!!
  10. Thread: test123

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    test123

    test123 test 234 test 345
  11. Thread: Where's Chris?

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    I just called both numbers... neither are in...

    I just called both numbers... neither are in active service.

    I have always appreciated Chris's OptiBoard input, especially when he railed early against the coming effect of internet sales and...
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    Try lots of face form.

    Try lots of face form.
  13. Many major Canadian optical chains in BC require...

    Many major Canadian optical chains in BC require their licensed ‘dispensing opticians’ to also hold this additional BC ‘CL Fitter’ credential. A dual-licensed individual will usually qualify for a...
  14. Here is how I answered a similar question from...

    Here is how I answered a similar question from Chris some time ago...
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    The dispensing and fitting of eyewear in British Columbia has been de-regulated since 2010. Registration...
  15. Become a Contact Lens Fitter this summer in Vancouver, BC.

    3-MONTH BC College ADVANCED CL TRAINING May 11th, 2019

    BC College of Optics 13-week Contact Lens Fitter training

    If you have already completed a formal Dispensing Optician program and want...
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    BC College of Optics Sept 9, 2019 classes

    BC College of Optics (BCCO) FALL 2019 classes now registering.
    September is our busiest time so move quickly to save your seat. See our school website for admission requirements, tuition fees, etc...
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    Nor did I.

    Nor did I.
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    I recall a premium frame rep telling me that...

    I recall a premium frame rep telling me that their company lets the sheets sit for a minimum 2-years before subjecting them to the pantograph process. It helps explain the premium price and quality...
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    And confirm by taking a near PD using pupilometer...

    And confirm by taking a near PD using pupilometer set at 40 cm, and then add 3-4 mm for distance PD.
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    BC College of Optics VIDEO

    See our new video of BC College of Optics...

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MymDss-wHmHd5UaFAi1jYqdT-RoJXAmM/view?usp=sharing
  21. Thread: Amazed

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    I'm in, too!!

    I'm in, too!!
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    You mean "oneth."

    You mean "oneth."
  23. March 18, 2019 OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS FITTER classes

    6-month OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS FITTER training

    Want to become a fully-qualified Optician/Contact Lens Fitter but can’t spend 2-years on formal public College opticianry training, or longer on an...
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    Sorry, but I have made an error in my earlier...

    Sorry, but I have made an error in my earlier post by using some of bta89’s question numbers rather than your original question numbers.

    QUESTION: 3cm object sitting 40cm in front of a...
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    This is correct as far as it goes and is a simple...

    This is correct as far as it goes and is a simple example of vergence through a ‘thin’ lens. To answer the size of the image question, you will need a working knowledge of basic ray tracing rules....
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