Sept. 2016
Dear Dave and Sheree,

Now that I've had a chance to catch up I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both for the course. I felt that we covered a large amount of material in a well structured manner. I really enjoyed the teaching sessions, particularly the work we did on eye health.

I have put in an application to do the PLAR. To further my education I am thinking of applying to do the orthoptist program at Dalhousie.
I was hoping to be able to ask you both for references at that time. Please let me know if that would be alright

Best wishes,

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Dec. 2015
Hi Sheree,
Here are the testimonials:

I've had 3 staff members attend the BC College of Optics.
They had experience in the field, wanted to further their education and become Opticians. They enjoyed the teaching staff and grew in confidence because of the material they learned.
They are all very qualified and successful Opticians.

Alex Grieb RO
President, Capital Optical, Ottawa

I took the course in 2006-2007. It was a great environment for learning all the skills an optician needs for the real world and for the national exams. The course is very hands on, a one on one course. Sheree was always there for the many questions I had. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this program and recommend it to anyone who is considering to be a licensed optician.

Greg Grieb RO

Alex Grieb,

July 2015

Thanks a lot sheree once again:)
Learnt a lot from you which benefited me by going straight to NACOR:)

First thing that came to my mind when I saw my result was Sheree believed in me and I did it. Thanks for giving me so much motivation and good luck:)

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> This is gurupinder bawa I just got my results from nacor for contact lenses.and I passed thanks
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Sheree, I just want to thank you for giving some of your time to help practice.
We would like to drop by again this Thursday and next week Tuesday.

Thank You,
Michael A.

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I have got my license and certificate from College of Opticians. Thanks for your help. Say hi to Dave from me.

Take care

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Hello Sherrie,

I have always admired your teaching. I can not thank you enough for your help.
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To Sheree, thank you for showing us your constant concern, great patience, your years of rich experience and the touching inspirational
talk this morning. Thanks for always guiding us most especially in our practicums, ultimately teaching us how to be a truly "Good Fit"
in this industry. We look forward to your continued e-mails to help us prepare for the coming government exams.

To David, six months ago when we started we were like soft S.C.L. ("Students Confused w/ Life"), but you have "molded" and "polished" us
now towards being future R.G.P. ("Really Good Professionals"). We've learned so much from you. Thanks for challenging us with all the math, homework, surprise quizzes, sleepless nights, pathology and more math - because of this, we now have the ideal "edge" over our colleagues in this field. Thanks for always answering our questions, no matter how stubborn or persistent. Thanks for the moments of humor, it kept us from becoming mentally or vertically imbalanced at the classroom level. Thanks for making us all your "favorite". We maybe done with the six-month "marathon", but our next battlefield is the PLAR, and we promise to make you proud. Big brother, we will not let you down.

Cheers to the B.C.C.O. !!!

Sincerely yours on behalf of the Class of September 2013,

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I am now at Aston University studying Optometry. Unfortunately, I did not go through and do the NACOR exams. Aston is in Birmingham, England. It is absolutely great here. Other than the fact that I am all on my own , so that nobody at home is nagging me, its a whole new place for me to venture!
As for the course, there is a lot of biology involved in the eye. We are learning focimetry (lensometry) now. Which I already know thanks to you guys!
By the way, We are doing VERGENCE now. I capitalized that because it's a huge topic! I am so glad I still kept the notes from you guys because I use it as reference! The professors don't really explain it that well .

Yan Yan
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My name is Kim Schade and I am a graduate of BC College of Optics. I
>> enrolled in their 6 month Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens program in
>> September 2011. I found the classes to be educational, up to date and
>> informative. The teachers, administrator and dean were very
>> knowledgeable,
>> experienced and well versed in the industry. It is easy to see they take
>> pride in their jobs as Opticians, Contact Lens experts and in
>> particular -
>> teaching.
>> The BCCO is well structured and organized, with cleanliness and hygiene
>> being an important factor. Their class environment is one that promotes
>> questions, student participation and group discussions.
>> Having 3 young children, going back to school and changing careers, has
>> presented itself with some significant obstacles but the rewards have
>> been
>> beyond my expectations, and for that I am truly grateful. My biggest
>> challenge with the program involved math. I was set up for one on one
>> tutoring with the dean of the college. I also worked a lot with the
>> teacher and he partnered me up with a student from the previous class,
>> which was very beneficial for me. In the end, with the schools help, I
>> mastered the math and excelled.
>> I must also state that after graduating I applied for the Gap Analysis
>> in
>> less than a week. Within that week I put out resumes online and had a
>> full
>> time, local job, lined up for the following monday (where I am still
>> currently employed.) In three months time I completed the Gap Analysis
>> and
>> the Interview shortly after that. I was assigned one module, by the
>> College of Opticians, which was not very extensive or difficult. Having
>> completed the assignment I applied for the fall Nait exams for both
>> dispensing and contacts. I went back to the BCCO for review and studied
>> hard and successfully passed my exams. I am now an insured, licensed,
>> practicing Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Fitter. My next
>> certificate to hang on the wall will be my autorefracting course offered
>> through Nait/OAC in the fall.
>> Thank you Ted Morse for acknowledging my 'heart' to re lean math.
>> Thank you Sheree Watson for your never wavering confidence and belief
>> in me.
>> Thank you Dave Watson for always knowing my question before I could
>> think of how to put it into words!
>> Many thanks sincerely Kim Schade.
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