Optical technicians serve a vital role in helping people see more clearly. In this role, you may ultimately be responsible for filling optical prescriptions and helping a patient select the optimal eyewear for them. It is the optical technician's job to accurately read prescriptions, and then select the type of glass or plastic lens needed to improve the patient's eyesight. These technicians may also work with machines, such as a lens grinder and a finishing appliance, to perfect the lenses before examining them, fitting them precisely to the eyeglass frames, and delivering them to the patient.
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- Offers health care and business programs that prepare students to enter the working field in as little as 8-16 weeks.
- Provides morning, afternoon, and evening classes for most courses.
- Offers career placement assistance to help students with their resumes, job-searching techniques, interview practice, and more.
- Engages students through hands-on learning in labs, internships, and externships.
Gives students the option to break up tuition costs into interest-free payments over the course of their education.
- Features career programs in surgical technology, professional fitness trainer, vocational nursing, and an associate of science program in health administration.
- Offers career assistance and advising services to students and graduates.
- Campus is close to many attractions in Glendale, California, including the Los Angeles Zoo, Universal Studios, Alex Theater, and downtown Los Angeles.
- Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Part of the Success Education Colleges (SEC) group of schools.