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Opthalmic and Optometric Support Services is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Optometric Technology

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    Optometric Technology

    Degree programs in optometric technology prepare students to work as optometric technicians, who assist optometrists. These technicians perform crucial eye tests that patients undergo before proceeding to examination by an optometrist. They also fit and adjust eyeglasses and educate patients on the use of contact lenses.

    The curriculum includes training in eye anatomy and physiology, optical terminology, optical properties of light, patient pre-testing, frame and lens selection and dispensing, operating and sterilizing optical diagnostic equipment, health insurance billing processes, and electronic health records. Clinical practicums at optometry facilities are also an integral part of the curriculum.

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  • Ophthalmic Technician

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    Ophthalmic Technician