Optical assistant also known as shop assistant: optician's shop

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

Information about training and qualifications for optical technicians and optical assistants.

Association of British Dispensing Opticians

Makes sure that dispensing opticians are properly trained. Also works to support and improve the profession. Some optical assistants go on to train as dispensing opticians.


A magazine for the optical industry. The website has news and articles available to read online.

Retail Week

A magazine with news and articles about retailing.

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