Optical dispensing is the process of helping someone fill their glasses prescription under the supervision of an optometrist or optician. This course will help you through entire process.

What will you find in this course?

This course will help prepare you for your job as sales associate in a optical store. From helping customers pick out the frame that suits them best, to the final pick up of the completed glasses, you’ll learn everything you need to know.

In this course you will encounter many concepts that were first introduced in the course The Optics of Vision. It is recommended to have fully read and understood that course before taking this one.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people newly hired in an optical store or optometry office and need to be brought up to speed with day-to-day operations in the workplace.


Introduction to Lenses – The Index

One of the most important lens properties to understand when dispensing glasses is the lens index of refraction.

Introduction to Lenses – The Base Curve

The base curve is an important lens property that is crucial to understand when dispensing glasses.

Introduction to Lenses – Tints

If you work in an optical store, it is important to know about all the different ways that lenses can be tinted.

Introduction to Dispensing – The Glasses Order Form

Ordering prescription glasses for a customer requires you to fill out a glasses order form. How out how in this lesson.

Pupillary Distance & Heights

The two most important measurements to take when dispensing glasses are the pupillary distance and the pupil height.