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Optician and Eye Care

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Median Optician and Eye Care Salary in Indiana
Annual Optician and Eye Care Salary Range
$27,803 - $41,363
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

The Optician and Eye Care program prepares students for careers as Opticians, having the opportunity to get hands-on training by participating in clinical practicums at optometry facilities throughout South Central Indiana. Opticians work closely with optometrists as part of the eye care team; measuring visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, field of vision, and pressures within the eye. In addition, Opticians fill vision prescriptions, produce and shape eyeglass lenses and assist in contact lens procedures.

When students complete 33 credit hours of the 60 required for the associate degree, they will be eligible to sit for the National Opticianry Competency Examination and the Contact Lens Registry Examination.

The number of students who can be admitted each year is currently limited to 10.

Students will be required to meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Functions.

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Application Information

Program Requirements - Optician and Eye Care

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Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Optician and Eye Care Technical Certificate
(33 credit hours = 2 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Completion Guide

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Applied Science - Optician and Eye Care

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The Optician and Eye Care program is offered at the above Ivy Tech campuses: