Thursday, September 24, 2009

MVCTC Offering New Adult Education Program for Optometric Technician

Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education is offering a new program for adult learners, Optometric Technician. This new class provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the optometrist. Students with the skills learned in this program would assist in testing patients’ vision, providing frame styling services, and instructing patients in contact lens handling. They would also administer vision therapy programs prescribed by the optometrist.

Optometric Technicians inform patients of what is involved in examination and treatment procedures, eliminate unnecessary fears, and build the patient’s confidence in the treatment program. Some technicians do laboratory work, modify conventional contact lenses, keep inventories of clinical materials, and maintain instruments. Some have office management responsibilities. In all cases, these duties are under the supervision and guidance of the employing optometrist.

The Optometric Technician program is a 48-week program that will be in the new MVCTC Adult Education building on the Hoke Road campus in Clayton. The class requires students to first complete the MVCTC Adult Education enrollment process, Work Keys Assessment, and have required Immunizations. MVCTC Adult Education does have financial aid opportunities available for those that qualify.

For more information, please visit or call 800-716-7161. As the needs of the Miami Valley’s workforce are redefined, you can count on the Miami Valley Career Technology Center to provide students, employers, and communities with the skills needed on-the-job success.

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