Opticinary

Median Pay for Dispensing Opticians
Increase in Dispensing Opticians by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

Opticinary

Opticianry

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

 

The program provides a combination of hands-on lab experience, clinical experience and a solid knowledge base.

Courses include Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Geometric Optics, as well as Contact Lenses and Refraction. You will use your skills to interpret prescriptions and design, adapt and dispense optical aids, and grind and polish the lenses in preparation for their insertion into frames. Using optical tools, instruments and gauges, your education will give you the ability to determine if glasses and lenses are exactly as ordered.  The second year of study includes off-campus clinical experiences in various optical settings in and around the local area.


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Opticianry:

  • Operates and maintains Opticianry equipment at an entry level proficiency.
  • Maintains records and assists with business functions.
  • Performs preliminary eye examination testing.
  • Demonstrates entry level proficiency in fitting, dispensing, insertion of and removal of both rigid and hydrogel contact lenses.
  • Performs patient education on insertion, removal and care of both rigid and hydrogel contact lenses.
  • Employs proficient dispensing skills at an entry level.
  • Observes safe work practices.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Program at Hocking College showed 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years. Employers who have employed Hocking College Medical Assistant graduates showed 100% satisfaction rate over the past five years.

Accreditation

The coursework prepares students to successfully complete the licensing examinations to become an Ohio Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO).  State licensing for graduates is administered through the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board. Board examinations are administered by The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE). The Hocking Opticianry program is approved by the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board. 

Careers

Graduates of the Opticianry program are employed in the following:

  • Optical and other retail stores
  • Offices of ophthalmologists and optometrists
  • Hospital and eye care clinics
  • Optical laboratories
  • Manufacturers
  • State and federal agencies

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2016 - 2017 Associate of Applied Science in Opticianry

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,102.00 - $2,192.00

Class Hours: 50.0
Lab Hours: 37.0

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,102.00 - $2,192.00

Class Hours: 50.0
Lab Hours: 37.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  OPT-1100 Introduction to Opticianry 3.00 0.00 3.00 $30.00
  BIOS-1112 The Human Organism 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  HLTH-1101 Medical Terminology 2.00 0.00 2.00 $20.00
  MATH-1110 Geometry and Trigonometry 3.00 0.00 3.00 $132.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  EM-1108 CPR & First Aid for Comm. & Workplace 0.00 3.00 1.00 $200.00
OR EM-1134 CPR Pro/1st Aid for Healthcare Provider 0.00 3.00 1.00 $110.00
    Totals 15.00 5.00 17.00 $557.00- $647.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  OPT-1101 Geometric Optics I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $105.00
  OPT-1131 Ophthalmic Dispensing I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  BIOS-1115 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 2.00 0.00 2.00 $30.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  BUS-1102 Principles and Practices of Management 3.00 0.00 3.00 $25.00
  MICS-1141 Introduction to Word & Excel 0.00 2.00 1.00 $70.00
    Totals 13.00 6.00 16.00 $405.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  OPT-2102 Geometric Optics II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $105.00
  OPT-2132 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  OPT-2201 Contact Lenses I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  OPT-2121 Opticianry Practical Experience I 1.00 7.00 2.00 $125.00
  ENGL-1104 Job Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00 $15.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 11.00 13.00 15.00 $535.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  OPT-2202 Contact Lenses II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $125.00
  OPT-2111 Mechanical Optics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $150.00
  OPT-2220 Opthalmic Assisting 2.00 2.00 3.00 $190.00
  OPT-2122 Opticianry Practical Experience II 1.00 7.00 2.00 $125.00
  HUM-2203 Introduction to Ethics 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 10.00 13.00 14.00 $605.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 15.00 Lab Hours: 5.00 Cost: $557.00-$647.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 13.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $405.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 13.00 Cost: $535.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 13.00 Cost: $605.00

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A Career in Opticianry Delivers a Clear Path to Success


OPTICIANARY2007  171.jpgGraduates of the Opticianry program are employed in the following areas:

  • Optical and other retail stores
  • Offices of ophthalmologists and optometrists
  • Hospital and eye care clinics
  • Optical laboratories
  • Manufacturers
  • State and federal agencies



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