Become an Optical Assistant

Learn why optical assisting is such as interesting job and how rewarding it can be to help people solve their vision problems. This course is a great way to start your career as it will help you better understand everything that's involved in the job and how you can become certified and licensed optical assistant.

If you think you'd like to become an optical assistant, this is the course for you! You'll take a comprehensive look at the diverse world of optical assisting. You'll see why optometry is such an interesting field and how rewarding it can be to help people solve their vision problems.

You will be amazed to learn all the different places optical assistants can work! You'll cover optical assisting in private practice, healthcare clinics, the military, teaching facilities, and in retail sales. You'll discover the personal and professional skills needed to work in a front and back office and in an optical dispensary and lab. You will understand all the things optical assistants must know about frames, styles, lenses, contact lenses, and working with people. Along the way, you'll discover how the human eye works, and examine some common eye conditions. Finally, you will learn how to become certified and licensed, which will open up even more opportunities for you and identify you as an expert. This course is an ideal springboard for starting a career in this growing and ever-in-demand field!

What you will learn

  • Discover how to become a certified and licensed optical assistant
  • Learn about opportunities in optical assisting for private practice, healthcare clinics, the military, teaching facilities, and retail sales
  • Understand all the things optical assistants must know about frames, styles, lenses, contact lenses, and working with people
  • Discover how the human eye works and learn about common eye conditions

How you will benefit

  • Use what you learn as a springboard for starting a rewarding career in a growing field
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to help people with their vision - one of the most important concerns in life
  • Discover how to open up more opportunities and be identified as an expert through certification

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led online course
  • 6 Weeks access
  • 24 course hours

Dr. Beverly Smith

Dr. Beverly Smith is a Doctor of Optometry and has been in private practice for more than 24 years. She also holds a Master of Business Administration and founded a consulting firm that helps new practitioners start and manage their own eye care practices. Throughout her career, Smith has taught many future opticians, certified paraoptometrics, and fellow optometrists. Her work has been published in the professional journals New O.D. and Women in Optometry.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.

Class Dates:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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Sunday, January 01, 2045
Instructor
Ed2GO

Location:
Online
Instructor Led
Schedule:
Includes
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Requirements
Hardware Requirements:
This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:
PC: Windows 8 or later.
Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Other:

Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Price
$125.00

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

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