During this lab based course, students have the opportunity to turn their theoretical knowledge into real world practice as they apply their learning in the eyeglasses lab. This lab practice allows students to become familiar with the instruments, equipment, and tools required for the process of eyeglass dispensing. This hands-on course will teach students how to take ocular measurements, manage infection control and aseptic techniques, as well as safe operating procedures, lens and frames specifications, and validation. Effective customer services skills through professional communications are practiced as students conduct assessments, provide patient teaching, and document appropriately. This course builds on content in OPTC 1140 Eyeglasses Theory.
Course code: OPTC 1210
Length: 138.0 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.