Vision Canada 2017 is BEYOND EXCITED to announce that Elaine Grisdale from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians will be joining our education series in Calgary on November 4th & 5th. A heart of gold and a passion for Opticianry that is second to none, Elaine will leave you with a feeling of empowerment and confidence as we take control of, and adapt to the changes in our profession.
Elaine Grisdale, FBDO FAAO, qualified as a dispensing optician in 1985 before spending 12 years working in France as the International Professional Relations Manager for Opticianry & Optometry for the world’s leading ophthalmic lens manufacturer, Essilor International. In 1998, she was instrumental in creating Varilux University, the first international training centre dedicated to presbyopia and the ageing eye.
Since 2007 Elaine has been Head of Professional Services and International Development for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians helping to develop professional standards around the world.
A Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometrists, and a member of the Silmo Academy Scientific Committee in Paris, Elaine is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the European Academy for Optometry and Optics and the Director of Development of the International Opticians’ Association.