Explanation of Credentials

In Saskatchewan, Opticians and Contact Lens Practitioners are regulated by the Saskatchewan College of Opticians.

 Licenced Optician (LO)

Health professionals trained to supply, prepare and dispense optical appliances, interpret prescriptions prescribed by Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, and fit, adjust and adapt optical appliances. In some jurisdictions in Canada, Opticians are also known as Ophthalmic Dispensers.


Licenced Contact Lens Practitioner (LCLP)

Only Licenced Opticians with special training are legally authorised to fit and dispense contact lenses.