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Ophthalmic Dispensing Degrees
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Earn an A.A.S. Degree in Opticianry!


Opticianry, A.A.S. Degree



The A.A.S. Degree in Opticianry is a 72 credit hour course of study.
As an essential part of the "eyecare delivery system", opticians measure, fit and adapt eyeglasses and contact lenses to people with vision problems.


Coursework covers basic ocular science including: optics, anatomy, contact lenses and refractometry. It also allows the student to gain specific skills in professional management, eyewear fabrication and dispensing.


Sixty-percent of the population require eyewear and/ or contact lenses. The program prepares students for a variety of career paths in the rapidly expanding visioncare field. Clinical experience is gained in a state-of-the-art on campus laboratory and at affiliate sites.


Graduates of the program are eligible to take state on national certification and/ or licensure exams for Opticians.
The starting salary of licensed Opticians in the Tampa Bay area ranges from $24,000 to $48,000 annually.
This entire program is available via Distance Education.

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Earn a degree in Optical Management!
Optical Management, A.A.S. Degree
The A.A.S. Degree in Optical Management is a 60 credit hour course of study.


With this program you will learn what you need to know about topics such as safety and sports vision, customer service and merchandising. This degree is aimed at preparing graduates for supervisory/ management jobs in the ophthalmic industry. Students may attend full-time or part-time.


The starting salary for optical managers in the Tampa Bay area is between $28,000 to $42,000 annually.