Claire Wright

Claire Wright

Dispensing Optician (Deputy Clinical Lead)

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)


As the Dispensing Optician/Deputy Clinical Lead, I am responsible for the delivery and development of education and training and patient services from the Optometry Clinic (CEE with Plymouth University). Supervising and training optometry students and undertaking clinical activities in a comprehensive, customer focused, integrated and progressive manner.


Level 6 Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing (FBDO), City and Islington College 1997
PGCert (HE)

I qualified as Dispensing Optician in 1997 and have worked in a variety of practice settings from larger multiples to small independent practices in a variety of roles including; manager, staff trainer, supervisor for students and patient liason. In 1999 I trained to be a distance learning tutor supporting and marking trainee Dispensing Opticians whilst they under took a distance learning programme through the Association of Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) and continued to do this until 2014.

Professional membership

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (FBDO) Current

General Optical Council Current
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

As a module teacher on the dispensing modules with in the Optometry programme, I have a keen interest in ensuring the students have the theory and practical skills to enable them to dispense spectacles to any of their patients with confidence and skill.

I am particularly interested in paediactric dispensing and other specialist services for children and young adults.

I teach on the following modules:

OPT 205: Optical Dispensing
OPT 306: Dispensing and Occupational Optometry