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ATLANTA, GEORGIA, May 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

ODP Sets a New Standard for Optician Education

OTI’s Optician Development Program represents a significant step forward in optician education by combining high-quality content, modern multimedia resources, and a best-in-class online learning platform, creating an engaging and motivating learning experience.

Why Opticians Should Consider the Optician Development Program

The Optician Development Program offers numerous benefits to opticians, addressing challenges often faced in other programs, such as dense textbooks, lack of support, and outdated resources. ODP solves these issues by providing:

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date course materials that are easy to understand and follow
  • An engaging learning experience tailored to the needs of working opticians
  • Support throughout the program, including one-on-one tutoring, office hours, and coaching from experienced optician instructors

What’s Included

Core Content

The ODP features three courses: Boot Camp, Spectacle, and Contact Lens. Boot Camp covers fundamental topics, while the Spectacle course focuses on spectacle lenses, frames, and troubleshooting eyewear. The Contact Lens course explores fitting, evaluating, and troubleshooting contact lenses, along with patient education and care.

Student Support

In addition to the courses, the ODP includes a variety of hands-on student support resources and services, such as personalized feedback, access to an online community, and supplementary tutoring. All these features are designed to ensure that students have a seamless and rewarding learning experience.

Interactive Online Courses

The Optician Development Program is built on an industry-leading cloud-based learning management system (LMS), which offers a customized learning environment for students. The LMS is accessible on various devices, including desktops, tablets, and smartphones, ensuring that students can learn anytime, anywhere.

Distinctive Instructional Design Create a Motivating Student Experience

By combining the expertise of industry experts and the extensive literature on self-efficacy and e-learning, the Optical Training Institute has developed a one-of-a-kind instructional design that effectively prepares students for a successful career as a certified and/or licensed optician.

Students in the Optician Development Program also have access to a wide array of hands-on support resources and tools, including:

  • One-on-one tutoring with experienced optician instructors
  • Office hours for additional guidance
  • Active coaching throughout the program
  • Flash cards, test banks, and other study aids

What ODP Students Have to Say

The initial cohort of ODP students have shared enthusiastic feedback about the program. One student who had used a handful of different resources to prepare for certification said this was the “BEST” course she’s seen. Another said, “I thought it was great… I was so excited to take the next [lesson]. I thought it was the perfect length and really made me remember and understand concepts.”

How to Apply

Opticians interested in the Optician Development Program can visit OTI’s website at opticaltraining.com to request an application and learn more about how this innovative program can help them achieve their career goals.

Partner with OTI for Corporate Success

Optical Training Institute is a trusted education partner to leading optician employers, including some in the top 10 of the Vision Monday top retailers list. By offering tailored solutions to support their opticians through the ODP or continuing education courses, companies can embrace the “grow your own” approach to talent development, improve employee recruitment, retention, engagement, and patient experience, while reducing waste. Corporate partners are invited to inquire about ways OTI can support their businesses in fostering a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

About Optical Training Institute:

Optical Training Institute is a recognized leader in optical education, with over 30 years of experience in providing high-quality courses to more than 20,000 professionals across the United States. Fulfilling its mission to support lifelong learning and career advancement for eye care professionals, OTI offers career training, exam preparation and continuing education programs for opticians and optometrists. OTI is a trusted corporate education partner to leading optical employers and also provides courses directly to opticians seeking to improve their skills and advance their careers.

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