7 Achievable Ophthalmic Careers at Goodwin College

Good vision is one of our greatest gifts. Making the most of every aspect of our lives depends on the ability to see clearly. And today choosing the right pair of glasses or well-fitted contacts can affect not only how they see the world around them, but how they see themselves!

Opticians are the gatekeepers to good vision, and those who pursue optician certification gain the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of others. By deciding to attend an optician school, motivated individuals like you can enjoy great career satisfaction by helping others improve their vision and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

Opticians are responsible for analyzing and interpreting prescriptions to determine lenses that are best suited for a patient’s lifestyle and visual needs, as well as ensuring the best fit and visual acuity of contact lenses. Organized individuals with an aptitude for math and science — and who enjoy working with others and providing outstanding customer service — will find the greatest success in this field.

And that optician training can pay off for the new ophthalmic science professional, too! There are a wide variety of jobs and work environments available to licensed opticians. Medically minded individuals can work in an ophthalmology office or laboratory, while more retail-minded individuals can work in any number of corporate chains or independent shops. And those who find a passion for both ophthalmology and fashion find success in high-fashion optical boutiques!

Licensed opticians can be employed as:

  • Independent Business Owners
  • Contact Lenses Practitioners
  • Optical Laboratory Technicians
  • Ophthalmic Sales Representatives
  • Optical Industry Business Professionals
  • Wholesale Laboratory Professionals
  • Managers of Ophthalmology/Optometric Practices

The Goodwin College optician program — the only optician school of its kind in the Capitol Region — combines the best practices in hands-on, technical work with caring customer service and patient interaction skills. Students enrolled in our associate degree in Ophthalmic Science will learn practice management, follow the role of fashion in eyewear, and study ethical issues in an educational experience that is both lively and thought provoking. Students will be prepared to sit for both the American Board of Opticianry’s (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examination (NCLE).

Interested in learning more about Goodwin College’s Ophthalmic Science program?  Want to check out our state-of-the-art facilities? Learn more today by calling 800-889-3282 or visiting us at our website. You can also check out all of our programs to see why we’re a leading healthcare school in CT! You can also interact with us on Facebook or Twitter!