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Course Code: GES126
Learn the roles and responsibilities of an opticians. You’ll also learn the parts of the eye, its functions, and diseases and conditions that can compromise ocular health.
Understand various eye conditions so you’re better able to identify them in patients. Cover refractive errors, strabismus, amblyopia, and more.
Learn the role of frames in corrective eye care. You’ll cover frame basics, frame styling, popular frame types, and how to align and adjust frames.
Cover the various prescriptions available to patients. Learn how to read prescriptions and how to assign new ones to customers. Understand how different lens types and prescriptions go together. You’ll also cover how light affects eyesight and the importance of lens curvature.
Learn the various formulas and measurements required to work as an optician. Math is used in the field is to perform vision exams, prescribe eyeglasses and medication, and to create statistical data for patient files.
Understand the legal roles and responsibilities of an optician. Learn how to operate ethically, including how to treat patient files and what information can be disclosed to third parties.
Beverly Smith, O.D., has been in private practice as an optometrist since 1984 and has provided training for opticians and optometrists for more than two decades. She also has an MBA in health care management and works as a private practice consultant. Dr. Smith has published articles in professional journals including Optometric Management, Women in Optometry, and New O.D.
There is no prerequisite for taking this program. If you plan to take the ABO exam, a high school diploma or GED is required and job experience will be very helpful.
Your tuition for this program includes these textbooks:
This program can be taken on a PC or a Mac. The program is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. It is also compatible with Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 through 8) and Firefox (any version).
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
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Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
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Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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