Optometric Technician Certificate

Do you know that nearly two-thirds of the U.S. adult population wears glasses or contact lenses?

Vision care is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and you could be part of it by earning an Optometric Technician Certificate.

This accelerated, 9-month Optometric Technician Certificate program prepares students to join the burgeoning healthcare industry. Would you like to work in a professional setting… assist patients in receiving proper care… and work directly with an eye-care specialist, such as an optician or optometrist? If so, this career-changing program is for you.

What You Will Learn

The Optometric Technician Certificate program will teach you how to…

  • Gather an eye health history from patients
  • Prepare patients for examination by the doctor
  • Perform various visual assessments
  • Educate patients regarding contact lens care
  • Evaluate fit and the style of eyeglasses
  • Assist in eye examinations
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Optometric Technician Certificate

A New, 9-Month Certificate Program

  • 9 months
  • 18 credits
  • Evening courses at the Summerdale campus
  • Daytime internship during last term
  • Professional career

Vision Benefits of America Opportunity Scholarship

Ask about our $1,000 scholarship opportunity that is being provided by Vision Benefits of America to students in Central Penn College’s Optometric Technician Certificate program.

Contact financialaid@centralpenn.edu or visit our scholarships page for more information!

Click here to view Central Penn College’s Admissions Requirements.


Basic Optometric Science
Basic Optometric Clinical Skills I
Basic Optometric Clinical Skills II
Optometric Technology and Procedures
Ethical Practice in Optometry
Ophthalmic Clinical Practicum

Careers in this field include

  • Optometric Technician
  • Optometric Assistant
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Ophthalmic Assistant

People who thrive in this field

  • Detail-oriented
  • Customer-friendly
  • Thorough
  • Efficient
  • Problem-solver
  • Compassionate
  • Collaborative
  • Strong communicator

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“This Optometric Technician Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills that enable them to work in the eye-care profession.”

– Dr. Elizabeth Karns, Optometry Technology Program Chair

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