Dispensing Optician

Name of the Study Programme First Level Professional Higher Education Study Programme in Optometry 

Code of the Study Programme


Duration and Scope of the Study Programme


Two years or four terms of full time intramural studies of 120 ECTS (80 CP) for applicants with vocational secondary education or vocational secondary education


Study cost

Enrolment requirements


1680 eur per year

Secondary education

Degree obtained Dispensing Optician
Location where the study programme is conducted  

Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia

Hipokrāta iela 1,

Riga, LV-1079, Latvia

The study program prepares specialists according to the fourth level professional qualification – Dispensing Optician, who advises  clients on the best choice of eyewear frame and optical glasses lenses, inserts optical lenses into frames, adjusts and corrects eyewear frames, conducts contact lens usage and care instruction, supervises vision training of clients, performs technical measurements in accordance with the recommendations of a certified vision specialist and deals with the sale of vision correction products.

Full-time two year (4 terms) Intramural Study Programme in Optometry