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Vision Care Technician/Opticianry

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Broward College’s Vision Care Program offers an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree that provides you with the training needed to assist in the ocular health of patients. This program simultaneously prepares you to work with optometrists, ophthalmologists and eye care corporations as an optician.


Information Sessions

Attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Vision Care program.


Face to Face

Wednesday 01/10/18 - 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday 02/21/18 - 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday 03/28/18 - 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Where: B.C. North Campus - bldg. 41 Rm. 164

Sign up for a Virtual Information Session

When- Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 1:00-1:30pm

Classroom Experience
Our curriculum offers learners a theoretical approach to important ophthalmic concepts. The program's curriculum is composed of  didactic (lecture) followed by directed clinical training at our college's on-site clinic. Students will are exposed to off-site affiliated ophthalmic practices.
Due to our small class sizes, we can ensure individualized attention for all Vision Care Opticianry students. The clinic offers state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology for our students, in addition to having personable, conscientious faculty members.
Career Path
Employment in this occupation is expected to increase as demand grows for corrective lenses. The number of middle-aged and elderly persons is projected to increase rapidly. Middle age is a time when many individuals use corrective lenses for the first time, and elderly persons require more visual care.
The Optician (LDO) plays a vital role in fitting and adapting corrective lenses and other optical devices to aid vision. They fit eyeglasses and contact lenses for patients, perform diagnostic testing and are able to operate as independent practitioners.
Our graduates have an excellent pass rate on the ABO, NCLE and State Board examinations, and 100 percent of our graduates have found work in the field or have chosen to pursue a higher degree.

Is This Program Right for Me?
If you are considering enrollment in the Vision Care Program, you should be able to:
  • Perform basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry
  • Handle public pressure and complaints gracefully
  • Produce effective oral and written English communication
  • Pay attention to detail

Once you complete the program, you will be expected to:
  • Neutralize eyewear
  • Explain theory of refraction and all clinical assessments 
  • Maintain consumer/patient records 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in finishing techniques 
  • Identify the human eye structure, function, and pathology
  • Determine physiognomic (facial and eye) measurements
  • Assess vocational and a-vocational needs of the consumer/patient
  • Assist the consumer/patient in selection and measurement process of proper frames and  lenses
  • Price and collect fees from consumers/patients for vision aids and services
  • Discuss prescription eyewear/vision aids and other consumer/patient related
  • Perform all medical pre-testing exam assessment
Broward College is accredited to award associate’s degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).
The Vision Care Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA).
The faculty at Broward College’s Vision Care Technician/Opticianry program have years of experience in the opticianry sector, bringing their real-world perspective into the classroom with you. The combination of their experience in the field and their dedication to you in the classroom results in a program that gives you a competitive advantage upon graduation.
Vision Care Administration/Faculty

Lloyd Holness
Associate Dean- Professor
(954) 201-2017
Fax: 954 201-2348
Nina Mckie
Program Manager- Professor
(954) 201-2080
Fax: (954) 201-2348
Brett Weintraub
Adjunct Professor
Doug Sherman
Adjunct Professor
Marc Schwartzberg
Adjunct Professor
Within 18 months after enrolling, you can earn an Associate of Science degree in Vision Care, which is a total of 72 credits. Whether you choose to follow the Optician track or the Ophthalmic Technician track, you will need to commit yourself full-time to the program. 
The technical courses are offered at the BC North Campus in Coconut Creek. Clinic courses are offered at various sites throughout Broward County, along with the Vision Care Clinic on North Campus. General academic courses may be taken at any BC campus.
For Alumni

Did you graduate from Broward College with your associate’s degree in Vision Care? Keep in touch with your school by joining the Alumni & Friends Association. Membership gives you access to special discounts, upcoming alumni-only events and more.

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