Having a career as an Optometric Assistant can be very rewarding since you get to help people solve issues with their vision. In Petra’s 72-hour Optometric Assistant course (48 hours of classroom/lab time and 24 hours of externship) you will learn things such as:
- Anatomy of the Eye
- Common Eye Disorders
- Educating the Contact Lens Wearer
- Frame and Lens Options
In as little as 2 months you will be prepared to sit for the American Allied Health National Certification Exam for Optometric Assistants.
- Must be at least 17 years old.
Note: Some businesses may not hire individuals under 18 years old and without a High School Diploma/GED equivalency.
|Non-Refundable (transferable one time), Registration Fee||$50.00|
|Textbook (may be purchased at the school)||$90.00|
|AAH National Certification Exam Fee||$110.00|
- Prepare patients for eye examinations
- Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
- instructing patients in inserting and caring for contact lenses
- administering tests to patients related color and depth perception, near- and farsightedness, field of view, and macular integrity
- Help customers choose eyeglass frames and lens treatments, such as eyewear for occupational use or sports, tints or anti-reflective coatings, based on their vision needs and style preferences
- Perform business tasks, such as maintaining sales records, keeping track of customers’ prescriptions, and ordering and maintaining inventory
Where Can I Work?
- Independent Eye Clinics and Offices
- Optical Chains, such as Lens Crafters or Walmart
- Optical Laboratories