Seattle Central College is not currently admitting students into the Opticianry program. Learn more about other healthcare education opportunities offered through our Allied Health Division and the Seattle Vocational Institute, or contact for more information.

Opticianry Licensed Dispensing (AAS) Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to participate in the Opticianry process. Students shall achieve the following objectives throughout the program by:

  1. Learning the principles of ophthalmic optics.
  2. Developing a knowledge and understanding of ophthalmic products.
  3. Learning to use ophthalmic products.
  4. Recognizing the legal implications associated with the ophthalmic practice.
  5. Learning and practicing how to manufacture eye-wear meeting A.N.S.I. specifications.
  6. Learning the principles of contact lenses.
  7. Applying ocular anatomy and physiology to ophthalmic dispensing.
  8. Learning and carrying out the specific responsibilities of the ophthalmic dispenser in the medical/retail setting.
  9. Practicing dispenser–client human relations skills as applicable to the business environment.
  10. Preparing for and ultimately successfully completing state and national licensing and certifying examinations.
  11. Applying knowledge and skills learned in the actual job setting through Cooperative Education.
  12. Demonstrating and adapting the knowledge and skills acquired to the variety of business style available in Ophthalmic Dispensing.
  13. Adapting knowledge and skills acquired to the ever–changing technological environment throughout the graduate's career.
  14. Functioning actively as a contributing member of the ophthalmic health care team.

Contact Information

The School of Opticianry
Allied Health Division
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room 2124
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.3812 206.934.3812

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