Classes Start May 13.

Become an Optician

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Rewarding optical careers

You can work in a variety of settings helping others improve their vision and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

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Hands-on optical training

In our optical laboratory, you will learn how to design, fit, and dispense corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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Classes on your schedule

CTake classes in a hybrid (on-campus/online) format in the evenings and on weekends.

Hands-on training

In Goodwin’s state-of-the-art optician training facility, your education will combine learning hands-on, technical work with developing caring customer service and patient interaction skills.

Stephen discovered his purpose at Goodwin College. Are you ready to discover yours?

"Being an optician is very fulfilling and I couldn't be happier with my career path."

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Stephen Davis

Financing your vision care education

Our financial aid team is committed to helping you identify financial aid opportunities that make attending college more affordable. There are many kinds of financial aid available to students, including grants and scholarships that don’t have to be paid back, student loans that will have to be repaid, and work-study opportunities that provide a regular paycheck.

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Program curriculum

As an optician, you will be 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 . Upon completion of the Vision Care Technology program, you will be prepared to sit for both The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examination (NCLE).

Coursework includes:

VCT 102 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye for the Optician
VCT 204 Contact Lens Theory and Application
VCT 208 Ophthalmic Practice Management
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Career opportunities

Opticians can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • private ophthalmology offices
  • optical laboratories
  • corporate or chain conglomerates
  • independent optical shops
  • retail/high fashion optical boutiques

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Classes Start May 13.