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2 Diplomas in Optometric Medicine 2020

As an alternative to a degree that demands more time, diplomas are a great educational offering that only involve one, two, or perhaps three years of a student’s time. Diplomas offer flexibility within the bounds of a well respected credential that opens up career opportunities. So just what is a diploma in optometry? This type of diploma includes rigorous study on the basics of eye care and… Read more

As an alternative to a degree that demands more time, diplomas are a great educational offering that only involve one, two, or perhaps three years of a student’s time. Diplomas offer flexibility within the bounds of a well respected credential that opens up career opportunities.

So just what is a diploma in optometry? This type of diploma includes rigorous study on the basics of eye care and pathology, including diseases that affect the eyes, quality of eyesight, and the detection of common eye problems. Students will engage in courses on optimal eye health and problem solving throughout the seasons of life.

Through the act of earning your diploma in the subject of optometry, you will be able to set yourself apart from your peers as an eye specialist. Students will gain skills in not only diagnosis and analysis, but in interpersonal communication.

Depending on the level of the program and how involved it is, the costs of tuition that you may be responsible for will vary greatly. To get the best idea of what your financial burden may be, discuss it with your financial aid advisor.

Those who hold a special diploma in optometry have potential access to a great many career opportunities in either a clinical setting, a sales context, or a research arena. Diploma holders may be able to find jobs in hospitals, hospices, pediatric offices, free standing optometry offices, or educational facilities. Because of the constantly aging population, as well as the high and increasing number of eyesight issues in younger children, optometrists are in high demand. 

Many colleges and universities now offer a myriad of different options for students to receive a diploma, whether you want to attend school in person or online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Stenberg College
Surrey, Canada

If you are customer focused, organized, enthusiastic and want to work as part of a healthcare team, consider a career as a Dispensing Optician. Stenberg College prepares stude ... +

If you are customer focused, organized, enthusiastic and want to work as part of a healthcare team, consider a career as a Dispensing Optician. Stenberg College prepares students to become opticians who help people to see and look their best. This program prepares students to successfully complete the national licensing exam. -
Diploma
Full-time
55 weeks
English
Campus
SAIT - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Northwest 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
Sep 2020
08 Sep 2020
Campus

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