Northeast MS


Ophthalmic Technician

Opticians work under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Opticians collect eye measurements, helps clients select eyeglass and lens treatments including tints and coatings, make ophthalmic lenses, set them into spectacle frames, and fit and deliver them to the client.


Salary Range Potential: Entry Level Wage: $24,709 | Experienced Wage: $36,133

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Ophthalmic Technology-Ophthalmic Technician

Ophthalmic Optics I Study of basic principles of light. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of the eye, visual conditions of the human eye, and appropriate lens to correct these conditions. Ophthalmic Dispensing I Foundation course that will serve as a lecture introduction to ophthalmic dispensing and related areas. Topics include frame parts, selection, lens positioning and insertion, frame fitting, and progressive lenses. Optical Theory and Instrumentation In-depth look into the basic theoretical principles of optical theory, as related to lenses, fitting problems, and instrumentation. Such topics as reflection, refraction, magnification, and object-location will be discussed.

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Pre-requisites required:
Applicants must apply for East Mississippi admission and be accepted.

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
Applicants must apply for East Mississippi admission and be accepted.

Skills Needed
Active Listening Speaking Social Perceptiveness Service Orientation Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Writing Coordination Monitoring Judgment and Decision Making Management of Personnel Resources Active Learning Learning Strategies Instructing Time Management Complex Problem Solving Mathematics Persuasion Operation Monitoring Systems Analysis Science Operation and Control Equipment Maintenance Quality Control Analysis Systems Evaluation
East MS Community College

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