ADOA (Vic) Inc is the peak body representing dispensing opticians in the state of Victoria, Commonwealth of Australia.
Dispensing opticians are expert in the interpretation of optical prescriptions written by ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists (similar to the relationship between the medical profession and pharmacists). They have a vast knowledge of spectacle frames, lenses, sunglasses, safety eyewear and contact lenses and are trained in the theory and practical application of ophthalmic optics. Many manufacture your spectacles on site as well as doing repairs and adjustments. Some dispensing opticians are employed by large corporations but many are self employed in private practice or are in partnerships with optometrists.
Dispensing opticians who are members of ADOA Victoria regularly attend continuing education to keep themselves up to date with all the latest products and advances in eyewear and eyecare, so look for the ADOA membership logo when you purchase your next spectacles or contact lenses to ensure you receive the expert advice and care you deserve.
The website is an information resource for both the members of the ADOA and the general public.
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The Association of Spectacle Makers (Victoria) formed on the 16th of December 1955 and was the representitve body for employed spectacle makers in Victoria. The Optical Dispensers and Spectacle Makers Guild of Australia was the group which represented those who were self employed in the sector. The Australasian Dispensing Opticians Association Inc is a result of the merger between the two associations, thus becoming the representitive body for all dispensing opticians in the state of Victoria. The Association has over the years engaged with government on many occasions and continues to do so when necessary to protect the interests of our members and the general public. The association also ran the Diploma in Optical Dispensing course for many years until it was handed over to the R.M.I.T. University, subsequently becoming part of the national qualifications framework as the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing.
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