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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