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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 047 : OPTICIANS

Subchapter 003 : LICENSES

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2672)
  • § 2672. Qualifications

    A person shall not be licensed under this chapter, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, unless he or she has obtained a high school education or its equivalent and:

    (1) Education. Has completed:

    (A) at least a two-year course of study in a school of ophthalmic dispensing approved by the Director or a school that is a candidate for accreditation by an accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Director;

    (B) at least two years of practical training and experience, approved by the Director, under the supervision of a licensed optician, ophthalmologist, or optometrist; or

    (C) the National Academy of Opticianry Ophthalmic Career Progression Program, including at least one year of practical training and experience, approved by the Director, under the supervision of a licensed optician, ophthalmologist, or optometrist; and

    (2) Examination. Has passed an examination recognized by the Director that shall include assessment of competency in ophthalmic materials; laboratory, practical, and physiological optics; prescription interpretation; dispensing preparation; adjustment of lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, prisms, tinted lenses, and appurtenances; the use of lensometers or equivalent instruments; adjusting instruments; and pupillary and facial measurements. (Added 1973, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; amended 2005, No. 27, § 78; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 28; 2019, No. 30, § 17.)