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Career Area: Health Sciences
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-516-2
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4167

Optometric Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Optometric Technician
Laser Vision Correction Consultant
Ophthalmic Assistant
Dispensing Technician
Contact Lens Technician

 

Average Median Wage

$36293

Optometric Technician Programs

An optometric technician works under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Instructors train students to work in eye care under the supervision of optometrists and ophthalmologists. Instruction emphasizes the unique duties required of an optometric technician to provide quality vision care services to patients. The technical training includes optical terminology; optical properties of light; patient pretesting skills such as tonometry, keratometry, visual acuity, color vision, visual field testing and blood pressure; frame and lens selection; eyeglass adjustment; contact lens patient education; ocular anatomy and physiology; visual training and practice management. Clinical experience working directly with doctors and patients is an important part of the curriculum.

Optometric Technician Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Optometric Technician at Madison College
Northcentral Optometric Technician at Northcentral