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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-516-2
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Optometric Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Optometric Technician
Laser Vision Correction Consultant
Ophthalmic Assistant
Dispensing Technician
Contact Lens Technician


Average Starting Salary


Optometric Technician Programs

An optometric technician works under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Instructors train students to work in eye care under the supervision of optometrists and ophthalmologists. Instruction emphasizes the unique duties required of an optometric technician to provide quality vision care services to patients. The technical training includes optical terminology; optical properties of light; patient pretesting skills such as tonometry, keratometry, visual acuity, color vision, visual field testing and blood pressure; frame and lens selection; eyeglass adjustment; contact lens patient education; ocular anatomy and physiology; visual training and practice management. Clinical experience working directly with doctors and patients is an important part of the curriculum.

Optometric Technician Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Optometric Technician at Madison College