What you will learn
- Learn how to understand and assign prescriptions to customers
- Develop an understanding of the human eye and how it functions
- Understand the different corrective eye care solutions available for patients
- Learn how various prisms and lenses work
- Prepare yourself to take the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exam
How you will benefit
- Develop the skills necessary to begin an entry-level position as an optician
- Possess the knowledge to pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exam
- Learn not only the skills required to work as an optician, but master communication best practices that will allow you to effectively work with peers and clients
- Set yourself up for success as you begin your career in the medical field
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However a high school diploma or GED is required to take the ABO exam.
After successfully completing this course, you will possess the knowledge required to pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exam. However, we do recommend researching your state’s requirements prior to pursuing a career as an optician. While some states only require a high school diploma or GED and passing score on the ABO exam to fulfill licensing requirements, others have their own optician licensing exams. Additionally, some states may require that opticians complete an apprenticeship program or degree program in order to become licensed.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
- System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, by Clifford W. Brooks and Irvin Borish
- The Optician Training Manual, by David S. McCleary
- All About Your Eyes, by Jennifer S. Weizer and Sharon Fekrat