MyCAA Career Training Courses
OPTICIAN CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. Better yet, the field of opticianry is full of opportunitiesfrom working as a frame stylist in a retail setting to teaching or working in a medical clinic.
In this program, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician. In addition, you'll prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification, which is required by many states and is a stepping-stone to career advancement.
With the help of step-by-step instructions, you'll master the mathematical formulas that opticians need to know. In addition, you'll discover how to read prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, explore the basics of eyewear styles and materials, become familiar with the equipment opticians use, learn about prisms and lens types, and gain an understanding of eye anatomy and eye diseases. By the time you complete this program, you'll be fully prepared to begin a career as an opticianand you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to advance in this popular and exciting medical field. REQUIREMENTS:
Your tuition for this program includes these textbooks:
System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, by Clifford W. Brooks and Irvin Borish
The Optician Training Manual, by David S. McCleary
All About Your Eyes, by Jennifer S. Weizer and Sharon Fekrat
This program can be taken on a PC or a Mac. The program is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. It is also compatible with Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 through 8) and Firefox (any version).
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology PRE-REQUISITES:
There is no prerequisite for taking this program. If you plan to take the ABO exam, a high school diploma or GED is required and job experience will be very helpful. INSTRUCTOR: Ed2Go