This is a quick-start course designed to provide an initial foundation to get a new optician up to speed quickly or provide a helpful refresher for experienced opticians.
The Boot Camp serves as a 7-module survey of the optical field and the expectations of an optician’s role. The course begins with an overview of customer service and an introduction to the various eye care professions. Basic optical principles are covered including ocular anatomy with a discussion of refractive errors and their impact. Prescription interpretation and how to decipher the eyewear needs of a patient are presented. The course proceeds with fundamentals on frames and lenses, including the styles, designs, and materials. Common lens treatments are discussed, and the course provides a foundation for understanding how frames, lenses, and treatments impact the final eyewear product and how selection and recommendation is crucial. The course proceeds with a survey of dispensing standards and procedures, regulations and standards, and an introduction to contact lenses. The final portion of the course provides step-by-step instructions on assisting a patient through the sale of eyeglasses from the selection to the dispensing process.
The course consists of 7 modules, and a total of 30 lessons. There are a variety of quizzes, totaling 135 questions for the student to track their progress and retain information.