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  1. CANADA's NACOR Accreditation Agency INVALIDATED, effective February 2019!!

    NACOR Accreditation is no longer a valid accrediting agency, effective February 2019.

    All Canadian opticianry programs accredited by NACOR Accreditation were advised that NACOR accreditation...
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    Basic ABO is an open-challenge exam which...

    Basic ABO is an open-challenge exam which provides a good-looking certificate on the wall and may get you a slight increase in pay.

    But you will not qualify as a licensed and certified...
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    Yes, but to be more precise, the sphere power...

    Yes, but to be more precise, the sphere power here is exactly 0.00D or plano.
    Also, always place a 0 in front of a decimal... -.25 becomes -0.25 and @ is not the same as X for axis location....
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    See Post #17.

    See Post #17.
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    “If we teach today like we taught yesterday, we...

    “If we teach today like we taught yesterday,
    we rob our students of tomorrow” –John Dewey


    Google it!!
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    Go down to my Post #1 below for a more...

    Go down to my Post #1 below for a more comprehensive answer, and also read my other thread dated May 13, 2019 in this same Canadian Forum. 2-year ASSOCIATES DEGREE... pre-requisites...
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    "It's all about optical competencies", all of...

    "It's all about optical competencies", all of which are listed in the National Competencies for Canadian Opticians document found in the NACOR website. For the past 35-years BC College of Optics...
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    You don't know my affiliation with BC College of...

    You don't know my affiliation with BC College of Optics??
    CEO and Founder.
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    Our training prepares you for a career as an...

    Our training prepares you for a career as an Optician, and not for sitting the IGOEE or just Geometric Optics. See our school website... www.bccollegeofoptics.ca for course particulars.

    Our BC...
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    I suggest you purchase Ellen Stoner's excellent...

    I suggest you purchase Ellen Stoner's excellent book 'Optical Formulas'.
  11. September 9th is right around the corner. If...

    September 9th is right around the corner.
    If you’re still on the fence about making the trip to Vancouver for our 6-months of Optician/Contact Lens Fitter training remember that those coming from...
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    My post had a date typo... it should have read...

    My post had a date typo... it should have read 1967 and not 1997 (since corrected). I completed Toronto high school in 1966-67 and my buddy planned on going to a 3-year Optometry College of Toronto....
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    Then I would suggest you go the USA route as...

    Then I would suggest you go the USA route as wmcdonald stated. Then Canada's Optometry may recognize the credential.
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    This is an example of Canadian ‘Credential Creep’...

    This is an example of Canadian ‘Credential Creep’ at its best.
    In 1967 my Toronto high school buddy decided to go to school to become an Optometrist. It was then a 3-year program at Toronto’s...
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    You must realize that you do not have an...

    You must realize that you do not have an undergraduate degree, but only a post-secondary College diploma which no recognized optometry school will accept as equivalent.
  16. 2-year ASSOCIATES DEGREE... pre-requisites revealed.

    2-year ASSOCIATES DEGREE... pre-requisites revealed.

    MUST NOW, SHOULD KNOW and NICE TO KNOW... These are the three (3) learning categories that each opticianry school considers when they design...
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    I have a solution. Take our 6-month BC College of...

    I have a solution. Take our 6-month BC College of Optics OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS FITTER program this starting September 9th, 2019 in Vancouver, BC and learn Geometric Optics to get ready for this exam....
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    Here, some call it 3/4 edge polish.

    Here, some call it 3/4 edge polish.
  19. This book is no 'new bible'. Bought this book and...

    This book is no 'new bible'. Bought this book and found it contains virtually all the Mathematics at the University Math graduate level, and is certainly not practical for the average North...
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    REMINDER!! Must move quickly if interested in...

    REMINDER!! Must move quickly if interested in this opticianry training. Be among the best-trained Opticians in your State by taking this formal Canadian career training.
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    Our 6-month September 9th OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS...

    Our 6-month September 9th OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS FITTER classes are now filling... so register now!
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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...
  23. 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...
  25. 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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