Optical/Optometric Assistant Diploma

Optometric Assistants are professionals who work alongside optometrists (or eye doctors). Common Optical Assistants duties include assisting with vision tests, demonstrating to patients how to use and care for contact lenses, welcoming patients, answering phone calls, handling and responding to correspondence, maintaining patient records, and scheduling appointments.

The Workforce: As a graduate from NCE’s Optical/Optometric Assistant program, you may work in an optometrist’s private practice, a vision care clinic, or another eye care facility.

Job Opportunities: As a graduate from our program you will be prepared to secure entry-level employment as an Optical Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Optical Laboratory Technician, or Optical Sales Representative.

Applied Skills: As a graduate from our program you will have learned how to test patients for visual acuity, depth perception, and color blindness. Graduates will have also learned how to use precision optical instruments and lens-edging machines. Our accredited program also includes an externship in a medical or retail facility.

  • Fast – we empower our students to graduate in a short amount of time, which saves students both time and money
  • Focused – we deliver only the most industry relevant, hands-on courses and skills to our students
  • High Growth – we offer programs in some of the fastest growing fields around
  • Friendly – we welcome our students into a caring and supportive learning environment
  • Community – we foster a family-like atmosphere in order to ensure that each student is a valued member of a tightly-knit community of supportive teachers, career counselors, and fellow students
  • Validation – we are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC); the ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency
  • Real World Experience – Students receive the real world, hands-on experience they need by completing an externship in the local community
  • Financial Support – financial aid is available to those who qualify for student loans, grants, or both

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