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You can train as a Dispensing Optician in Malaysia with the Axismatics Institute which offers three intakes each year. Examinations take place in Malaysia.

Contact: Mr Tan In Fong MS BS


Students are required become a member of ABDO. Benefits of joining ABDO include:

  • Dispensing Optics magazine
  • Education and professional development through the magazine and the ABDO website
  • Advice and Guidelines on professional practice
  • Membership of the International Opticians Association.
  • CPD webinars and multiple choice quizzes
  • Discounts from:
    • Apple
    • Foyles
    • Holiday Exclusives
    • Holiday Extras
    • ISIC Student discount card
    • Isubscribe
    • Online Ticket Store
    • Open fairways
    • The Economist
    • Trace Me Luggage
    • CV & Interview service and free, sector-specific webinars

Find out more about training as a dispensing optician via distance learning

Read more about being an optician in Malaysia.

Visit the Malaysian Association of Practising Opticians.

If you have a dispensing qualification already and wish to practice in the UK you will need to apply to the General Optical Council. They will require a copy of the dispensing syllabus you trained with and any other relevant material to map your qualification so that they can let you know whether you qualify for any exemptions from the examinations required to practice as a dispensing optician in the UK.