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.
List of Schools Offering Optical Programs
American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.
- Los Angeles
- Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology
San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates.
Founded in 1977, SJVC has campuses located throughout California-including an Online division and offers a variety of accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields.
Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in todays competitive job market.
- Surgical Technology
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
- AS in Health Science - Surgical Technologist (Military Only)
Get your career started with an education from Summit College.
- Computer Operations and Healthcare IT Technician
- Surgical Technician