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Diplomas in Optician Training in Canada

Individuals looking to supplement their careers or education can enroll in a diploma program. Diplomas can enhance a student’s skill set and qualifications by preparing them for a particular career. These programs usually take only a short time to complete.Optician training classes can teach an individual to work alongside eye health professionals such as optometrists and ophthalmologists as… Read more

Individuals looking to supplement their careers or education can enroll in a diploma program. Diplomas can enhance a student’s skill set and qualifications by preparing them for a particular career. These programs usually take only a short time to complete.

Optician training classes can teach an individual to work alongside eye health professionals such as optometrists and ophthalmologists as a vital team member whose task may be to fit patients with glasses or contact lenses.

Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.

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SAIT - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Calgary, Canada

The Optician program is two years in length and trains students to be in the forefront of eye care practice, working as part of a multi-disciplinary vision care team. Students ... +

The Optician program is two years in length and trains students to be in the forefront of eye care practice, working as part of a multi-disciplinary vision care team. Students will study ocular pathology, refracting and pharmacology, as well as business and retail aspects of the profession. Application of the theory will be demonstrated through clinical competencies focusing on refraction, filling eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions, ensuring a proper fit, and determining clients’ eyewear needs. These skills, along with business and retail skills, will be practiced and demonstrated in a dynamic, patient-centered environment. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Dec 2023
Campus
 
Georgian College
Barrie, Canada

In this program, students experience a unique blend of health care and business management. Through theory and practical experience in labs/clinics, students learn to competen ... +

In this program, students experience a unique blend of health care and business management. Through theory and practical experience in labs/clinics, students learn to competently dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses and subnormal vision devices, and learn about basic refraction. Students gain a strong foundation of ocular sciences in optics and anatomy and are provided with the expertise necessary to layout and edge lenses for frame insertion, as well as repair, customize and modify eyewear to the patient/client's needs. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Stenberg College
Surrey, Canada

Through a combination of theory, practice (labs), and application (practicum), you will be extensively trained in eyeglass dispensing, contact lens fitting and automated refra ... +

Through a combination of theory, practice (labs), and application (practicum), you will be extensively trained in eyeglass dispensing, contact lens fitting and automated refraction. -
Diploma
Full-time
55 weeks
English
Campus