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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 1997 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.
  4. 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.
  7. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. Move quickly as September is our busiest time of...

    Move quickly as September is our busiest time of year!
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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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    Our September 9th, 2019 class is rapidly filling....

    Our September 9th, 2019 class is rapidly filling. So if a formal education in opticianry is desired and you can meet our school's admission requirements then move quickly to become fully competent in...
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  20. 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.
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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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