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.
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
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.
Over the course of this program, students will:
Learn all aspects of dispensing eyeglasses, contact lenses, and low-vision devices
Practice performing assessments using an automated refraction system following appropriate regulations
Learn how to fit contact lenses and create aesthetic contact lenses
Build foundational knowledge of optics, ocular anatomy, physiology, and pathology to make informed decisions
Learn client-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects individual needs
Duration: 55 weeks, including a 6-week practicum and a 4-week preceptorship
Delivery Method: In-class
Intakes: May and October
Credential Awarded: Diploma
Articulation/Pathway: Graduates granted transfer credits toward BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma – upon completion they can continue to BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)