Optician Certification Training

In this program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Medical/Healthcare/Pharma

Function : General

Trainer name : Beverly Smith

Duration : 150 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Optician Certification Training

Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. In this online program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician while you prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification —a certification that’s required by many states and is a stepping stone to career advancement. You will master the mathematical formulas that opticians need to know, 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 optician—and you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to advance in this popular and exciting medical field.


When you complete this program, you will:

  • Be qualified to obtain an entry-level position as an optician in a retail or medical setting.  (Some states require ABO certification.)
  • Be prepared to take the ABO exam, if you have a high school degree or GED.
  • Be knowledgeable about ocular anatomy, eye diseases and conditions, frame styling and adjustment, eyewear selection, glasses lens and contact lens selection, prescriptions, and the equipment and mathematical formulas used in opticianry.


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.

Hardware Requirements:

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


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.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Course Content

  • Lesson 1:  What Is an Optician?
  • Lesson 2:  The Parts of the Eye
  • Lesson 3:  Refractive Errors
  • Lesson 4:  Strabismus and Amblyopia
  • Lesson 5:  Other Common Ocular Conditions
  • Lesson 6:  Frame Basics
  • Lesson 7:  Frame Styling
  • Lesson 8:  Aligning Frames
  • Lesson 9:  Adjusting Frames
  • Lesson 10:  A Quick Look at Light
  • Lesson 11:  Reading a Prescription
  • Lesson 12:  More About Prescriptions and Lens Types
  • Lesson 13:  Lens Materials
  • Lesson 14:  Prism Basics
  • Lesson 15:  Fresnel Prisms
  • Lesson 16:  Optical Effects of Lens Curvature
  • Lesson 17:  Multifocal Lens Considerations
  • Lesson 18:  The Manual Lensometer
  • Lesson 19:  More About Opticianry Measurements and Calculations
  • Lesson 20:  Simple Math and Algebra
  • Lesson 21:  Soft Contact Lenses 
  • Lesson 22:  Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses
  • Lesson 23:  Legal Responsibilities and Ethics
  • Lesson 24:  Preparing for the ABO Exam


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