Optician Certification Training

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Get ready for a successful career as an ABO-certified optician with this online, self-paced program. Get started today!

150 hours/6 months
ABO preparation

Laptop Now Included for all Students with any Meditec Program.

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Program Overview 

The need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding.  

In this online program, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician. We'll also help you prepare yourself to earn American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification – a credential that's required by many states and is a stepping stone to career advancement.  

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

In this online, self-paced course, you'll develop the skills necessary to become an entry-level optician in a retail or medical setting. 

First, we'll cover the roles and responsibilities of an optician and get you up to speed on eye anatomy and function, vision impairments, and eye diseases. Next, you'll learn about frames – styles, materials, alignment and adjustment. 

We'll discuss how prisms and lenses work. You'll learn how to read, interpret, and assign corrective lens prescriptions. We'll cover the equipment opticians use and you'll master the mathematical formulas that opticians need to know. 

You'll discover the different corrective eye care solutions available to patients, as well as the legal and ethical considerations you must keep in mind. 

By the time you complete this program, you'll have the knowledge you need to pass the ABO certification exam and set yourself up for success as you begin your career. Please note, the ABO requires a high school diploma or equivalent to sit for their exam. 

Legal requirements for opticians vary from place to place, so make sure you look up the latest regulations where you intend to work. Some states require ABO certification, but other states have additional requirements that ABO certification alone will not satisfy, including AK, AZ, AR, CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, KY, MA, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, and WA. 

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