Optical Technician Program

Optical Technician | Los Angeles, OC & Ontario, CA

Dispensing Opticians help people see better and look good at the same time. In Optical Dispensing, daily duties may include conducting basic eye exams, filling prescriptions from both ophthalmologists and optometrists, and fitting eyeglasses and contact lenses for people with eye problems.

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Optical Technician Overview

This exciting program will prepare you for a new career, and for the National Opticianry Competency Exam and Contact Lens Registry Exam administered by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO/NCLE). Doing well on this exam can be an important step in furthering your career.

Your preparation will include a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on practice and an externship. When you complete the program, you'll be awarded a diploma and have the confidence to know you're ready for the next step.

ACC offers flexible schedules to fit almost any lifestyle. This program can be taken during the day (40 weeks), in the evening (50 weeks) or in an accelerated format (20 weeks). Whichever schedule you choose, you'll be getting the same quality training that ACC has provided for over 30 years.

The Optical Technician program is available at the following campuses:

Careers After I Graduate

Our graduates from the Optical Dispensing program have a variety of career options and can enjoy careers in positions such as:

  • Optical Lab Technicians
  • Contact Lens Fitters
  • Opticians
  • Retail in Vision Centers

What Will I Learn

The course is comprised of distinct modules related to Optical Dispensing followed by an externship.

  • Introduction to the Heath Care Professions
  • Light and Single Vision
  • Multifocals
  • Frames/Lenses
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Rigid Contact Lenses
  • Anatomy/Physiology/Prisms
  • Optical Office Procedures
  • Externship

You'll get quality classroom and hands-on experience with a variety of equipment such as:

  • Lensometers
  • Pattern Makers
  • Layout Blockers
  • Lens Groovers
  • Lens Polishers
  • Keratometers
  • Pupilometers
  • Radiuscopes

This is a great program for people who like to work with their hands, solve problems and enjoy a challenge.

What Will I Do as a Optical Technician

As an Optical Dispenser, you'll receive and interpret data from the optometrist or ophthalmologist, and combine that data with the needs and choices of the patient as they select the best lens/frame combination.

Your clients will be counting on you to know about the latest advances in technology. They'll be consulting with you for your professional opinion, in order to make informed eye care choices.

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