Optometric Technician

The Optometric Technician Program is the only one of its kind in the state of Ohio. A trained Optometric Technician is a key member of the eye care team and provides quality vision care to patients in eye care facilities. Job responsibilities include obtaining vision measurements for glasses, administering eye exercise, taking medical histories from patients, conducting diagnostic tests and providing contact-lens instruction. Additional duties may include office management procedures such as managing telephones, appointments, and patient records. The program requires clinical dayshift hours beginning in second and third quarter. In addition, 320 dayshift hours of on-the-job clinical experiences are required in fourth quarter.

Hours: 1018

Weeks: 47

Optometric Technician Prerequisites: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Meet program criteria on Workforce Training Assessment
  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization: Two-Step TB
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Background Check completed at MVCTC

Accreditation by:  Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, American Optometric Association

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the exam for this certification: Certified Paraoptometric Technician exam (CPOT)

Articulation with: No formal articulations

Program Costs:   $7,650
* Financial aid is available for those who qualify

Next Start Date:   September 28, 2015


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