Delta Region MS

CAREER TYPE

Ophthalmic Technology

Opticianry is defined as “the art and science of optics as applied to compounding, filling, and adapting of ophthalmic prescriptions, products and accessories.” Opticianry describes the preparation (making) of ophthalmic lenses, setting them into spectacle frames, and dispensing (fitting and delivering) them to the wearer. These acts include a large number of activities or trades, ranging from the mechanical act of lens grinding to the personal service of the selection, fitting, and adjusting of a pair of glasses to an individual’s face, selling, and public relations.

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:

Salary Range Potential: $40,000.00

Class Types:

  • 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

TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS

Ophthalmic Technology-Ophthalmic Technology

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.

Example of Class Types

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

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Pre-requisites required:
The curriculum requires a minimum of 69 semester hours of courses. The minimum requirements are 47 semester hours of Career-Technical courses in Ophthalmic Technology and 20 hours of academic courses

Length of Program
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements
The curriculum requires a minimum of 69 semester hours of courses. The minimum requirements are 47 semester hours of Career-Technical courses in Ophthalmic Technology and 20 hours of academic courses

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


Contact
Eddie Sciple
662.476.5094
esciple@eastms.edu