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Opticianry or ophthalmic dispensing optician is a program that prepares individuals to adapt and fit corrective eyewear, including eyeglasses and contact lenses, as prescribed by ophthalmologists or optometrists; to assist patients in selecting appropriate frames; and to prepare work orders for ophthalmic laboratory technicians. includes instruction in geometrical optics, ophthalmic optics, anatomy of the eye, optical instrumentation, use and maintenance of adjustment and cleaning tools, prescription interpretation, contact lens adaptation and fitting, prosthesis fitting, facial and eye measuring, pathology identification, record-keeping, and patient and business administrative tasks.
How are students who recently completed a degree in opticianry or ophthalmic dispensing optician doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field ophthalmic and optometric support services and allied professions, which includes
opticianry or ophthalmic dispensing optician.
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Explore schools that offer opticianry or ophthalmic dispensing optician degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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29 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
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Here is an overview of race/origin for all opticianry or ophthalmic dispensing optician graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 64% of other programs.