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Debbi Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC


Optical Sciences Instructor

Debbi Bennett is an Optical Sciences Instructor at Optical Training Institute. As an Instructor, her responsibilities include researching, writing and editing courses; providing customer service, outreach and personal guidance to the optical professionals studying the OTI coursework; rendering insight on current optical industry trends and standards; conducting specialized optical research and providing personal guidance to opticians studying the OTI materials.

Prior to joining Optical Training Institute in 2014, Debbi was the Optical Sciences Director at the American Career College, working in many capacities with this esteemed adult vocational college for 15 years. In this role, she advanced from instructor to lead instructor, and was promoted to Program Director for one of the California campuses. Additionally, Debbi co-wrote American Career College’s Optical Dispensing Manual. As a trusted expert in this Allied Health field for over 20 years, Debbi continues her work as an optical sciences author, lecturer and instructor in her current role at Optical Training Institute.

Prior to her leadership at the American Career College, Debbi successfully served as an active dispenser, contact lens fitter, office manager, test preparation tutor, test question reviewer, and corporate health division liaison.

Debbi holds a diploma in Optical Dispensing from the American Career College by which she was named Valedictorian. She has attained ABO and NCLE-Advanced certification by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners.

Debbi is an ABO-NCLE ophthalmic speaker approved by both national boards to conduct ABO-NCLE approved courses for the issuance of continuing education credits. Additionally, her professional credentials have included licensing in the State of California and an educational authorization from the American Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Debbi has received awards from both ABHES and Elsevier Publishing.