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Optometric Assisting

Program instruction includes general receptionist duties, vision screening, preliminary examinations, ocular pharmacology, diseases, surgery, and dispensing and finishing lenses. During laboratory instruction, students learn eyeglass styling and selection for patients. After considering lifestyles and patient needs, the student recommends the most suitable lens. Finally, the student learns to edge, tint, assemble and dispense eyeglasses. Students will also acquire clinical experience in area eye care facilities. This program is accredited by the American Optometric Association.


This occupation has an average wage of $12.84 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Optometric Assisting:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
OPT0720 A Foundations of Visioncare 102
OPT0721 B Optometric Assistant 1 336
OPT0722   Optometric Assisting 2 642
TOTAL HOURS 1080
Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
Class Times

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM