It was announced after a conference organised by the Cameroon National Order of Opticians, in partnership with the AJC Prosanté Centre, last Thursday 12 October.
“Wearing the right eyeglasses is a guarantee of good vision and an increase in the productivity of workers”. This was the theme of the meeting organised by the Cameroon National Order of Opticians on Thursday 12 October in Yaoundé.
Unfortunately, every profession has its black sheep, and opticians are no exception. Opticians make glasses and contact lenses, or have them made, and then check that they fit the patient correctly. The lenses are assembled in the workshop. The lenses are checked and then centred according to the calibration of the frame; they are aligned, cut, ground and inserted into the frame.
In his presentation, the Order’s Secretary General, Erick Georges Ndoung, outlined the new face of medical optics in Cameroon. It is important to highlight and identify professionals. For this purpose, their surgeries will be identified by badges bearing this specific logo.
According to their directory, there are 188 licensed opticians in Cameroon, 55 of whom are women. There are currently 73 in the Centre Region, 6 in the East, 2 in the Far North, 79 in the Littoral, 5 in the North and Adamaoua, 12 in the West, 5 in the South and 6 in the South-West. The others will have to comply by going to the Ministry of Public Health.