Opticianry

Program Overview

The Baker College Opticianry program is a member of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools and is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation.

The Opticianry Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year, seven quarter curriculum.

An optician is a professional who has the responsibility for the dispensing of eyewear, including spectacles, contact lenses, low-vision aids, and accessories.  The optician may fabricate, verify, and fit eyeglasses, contact lenses and other optical devices upon the written prescription of a medical doctor or doctor of optometry.  An optician is responsible for analyzing and interpreting the prescription to determine the lenses that are best suited to the patient’s lifestyle and visual needs. The optician takes measurements to insure proper lens placement in the frame, and must verify the accuracy of the finished product.  The glasses are adjusted to the patient by the optician at the time of delivery.  .

Completion of the Opticianry degree results in the conferring of the Associate in Applied Science in Opticianry and will satisfy the education requirement of most state opticianry licensing boards.  The courses provide a basis for many different employment opportunities in the optical field, but are designed to provide the education needed to have a successful career as an OPTICIAN.

Opticianry Certificate Program is a one year four quarter curriculum.

An optician is a professional who has the responsibility for the dispensing of eyewear, including spectacles, low-vision aids, and accessories.  The optician may fabricate, verify, and fit eyeglasses,  and other optical devices upon the written prescription of a medical doctor or doctor of optometry.  An optician is responsible for analyzing and interpreting the prescription to determine the lenses that are best suited to the patient’s lifestyle and visual needs. The optician takes measurements to insure proper lens placement in the frame, and must verify the accuracy of the finished product.  The glasses are adjusted to the patient by the optician at the time of delivery. 

Graduation from the program may lead to one of the following occupational goals: optician, private practitioner, ophthalmic dispenser, optical laboratory manager, contact lens technician, branch manager, optical laboratory technician, ophthalmic sales representative, ophthalmic research technician, instructor in ophthalmic dispensing.

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