Program Goals and Outcomes

Optician training goals and outcomes

The online Optician Career Diploma Program can help students prepare to work as an optician in optometrist's offices, eye clinics, and retail optical businesses. The program also helps students prepare to sit for the National Opticianry Competency Examination (NOCE), which is administered by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO).

Optician Exam Prep

Career Diploma 7-9 mo As low as $55/mo
800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

To prepare students to sit for the National Opticianry Competency Examination (NOCE) or the Contact Lens Registry Examination (CLRE).

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Identify the structures and functions of the visual pathway and the anatomy of the eye
  • Choose the correct ophthalmological tests, tools, and instruments to examine and treat the eye
  • Explain the national and universal laws, regulations, and standards in ophthalmological practices, products, and procedures
  • Describe components of ophthalmic frames, steps for measuring lenses, and techniques for adjusting eyeglasses
  • Explain the application of mathematical and scientific principles and measurements used in basic optics and lens design
  • Describe the principles of contact lenses, the process of fitting contact lenses, and the various types of contact lenses available
  • Recognize medications, diseases, viruses, and other conditions that affect the eye
  • Prepare for the key skills and requirements necessary to obtain NOCE and CLRE certification

Need more info or ready to enroll?

We're here to help.   Call 800-275-4410 9AM - 9PM EST

Full Program Overview