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Hillsborough Community College


4001 Tampa Bay Blvd Tampa, FL 33614

Program Director: Mary Seguiti

The opticianry AS degree prepares you to measure, fit and adapt eyeglasses and contact lenses. Gain clinical experience in our on-campus dispensary and affiliate sites, and learn basic ocular science. Graduates may take state and national licensure exams for opticians.

As an essential part of the “eye care delivery system,” opticians’ measure, fit and adapt eyeglasses and contact lenses to people with vision problems. Coursework covers basic ocular science including: optics, anatomy, contact lenses, and refractometry. It also allows the students to gain specific skills in professional management, eyewear fabrications, and dispensing. Clinical experience is gained in a state-of-the-art on-campus dispensary and at affiliate sites. Graduates of the program are eligible to take state and national certification and/or licensure exams for opticians. Campus based or Internet based programs available. The Opticianry Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation, P.O. Box 592, Canton, NY 13617.

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.  Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

Additional Staff Members

Thomas Neff 813-253-7488
Laurie Pierce 813-253-7433
Lee Stokes