Specsavers Dispensing Conference

Specsavers Dispensing Conference

When: 4-9 August 2019 (see full schedule)
Where: Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney (see full schedule)
Who: Qualified Specsavers dispensers, qualified non-Specsavers dispensers, all optical dispensing students
Contact: Anna-Mary Carroll, Dispensing Development Manager – Email: anz.sdc@specsavers.com

The third Specsavers Dispensing Conference has now concluded.

Specsavers would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the event. To receive updates on the next SDC, subscribe to the Spectrum ‘News & Case Studies’ newsletter.


The 3rd Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC3) is a one-day event delivered in a roadshow-style format across Australia. The Australian conference complements Specsavers’ 2018 sponsorship of the annual ADONZ dispenser development event in New Zealand.

SDC3 will include practical and theoretical workshops presented by world-class speakers and experts in the field, with a keynote lecture from Professor Mo Jalie, author of the core dispensing text, Principles of Ophthalmic Lenses. The conference program will also cover pre-progressive lenses and will have a strong focus on peer review in practice.

SDC3 is open to all qualified optical dispensers – both Specsavers and non-Specsavers – and student optical dispensers who are currently studying to obtain the qualification.

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Key Details

The one-day conference will open at 8:30am for registration and breakfast and conclude at 6:00pm with drinks and canapes. See below for a full schedule of dates and locations.

Perth, WA
Sunday, 4 August 2019
 Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA

Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf, VIC

Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD

Sydney, NSW
Friday, 9 August 2019
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW


Mo Jalie
Ulster University, UK
Aspheric lenses for low powers
Donald Crichton
International Opticians Association, NZ
An introduction to the International Opticians Association
Alicia Thompson
Association of British Dispensing Opticians, UK
It’s all in a day’s work…
Miranda Richardson
Association of British Dispensing Opticians, UK
Rx analysis and realising complex requirements
Sofia Fazal
Carl Zeiss Vision, UK
The pre-presbyopic patient
Craig Johnston
Younger Optics, Australia and New Zealand
NuPolar – Technology, benefits and dispensing considerations