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Optical Training Institute Expands Its Impact with Strategic Acquisitions

September 22, 2023

The Optical Training Institute (OTI) is excited to announce its acquisition of two respected resources in the world of optical education: OpticianU, known for its OptiQuick rapid optician training program and the #1 best-selling optician training book on Amazon, "The Optician Training Manual - 2nd Edition: Simple Steps To Becoming A Great Optician".

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Dibby Bartlett Joins Optical Training Institute as Industry Consultant

August 23, 2023

Optical Training Institute (OTI) is excited to announce the addition of optical industry leader, Olivia (“Dibby”) Bartlett, to the OTI team. She will serve as an Industry Consultant. In her role with OTI, Dibby will lead efforts to expand OTI relationships within the optical industry and provide strategic guidance on the Company’s product development pipeline.

A trusted leader in the optical industry, Dibby brings over 40 years of multi-faceted experience to Optical Training Institute. She has served the industry in diverse capacities, from optician to COO of Todd Rogers Eyewear. Her affiliations with organizations such as REM Eyewear and SafiloUSA reinforce her distinguished profile. Additionally, her leadership acumen is evident from her tenure as the Past President of both the Opticians Association of America, where she remains an active board member, and the Opticians Association of Massachusetts.

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Optical Training Institute Launches Innovative Optician Development Program

March 25, 2023

Optical Training Institute (OTI) announces the launch of its innovative Optician Development Program (ODP). This modern career training program offers a comprehensive learning experience, preparing aspiring opticians to become ABO and NCLE certified, licensed (in applicable states), and for a thriving career in the eye care industry.

Optician Development Program Highlights

  • High-quality career training program for opticians
  • Comprehensive course content effectively teaches opticians and preparation for ABO and NCLE certification and licensure (in applicable states)
  • Excellent return on investment for opticians as they earn higher compensation after becoming certified and/or licensed
  • Benefits for companies providing access to the program, including talent development, employee recruitment and retention, and improved patient experience

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Optical Training Institute's Optician Education Grant Extends Support to Eyecare Professionals

June 7, 2020

Optical Training Institute announced that it is launching a fully-funded education grant program for eyecare professionals (ECPs). The Optician Education Grant program is being established to assist individuals in their endeavors to obtain a spectacle-dispensing certification administered by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE).

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