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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College


700 E. Jackson St. Rm 512 Richmond, VA 23285

The Opticianry degree program is a two-year curriculum that is designed to prepare individuals in the art and science of all phases of the making and fitting of eyeglasses and contact lenses: surfacing, finishing, eyeglass dispensing, and contact lens dispensing. Occupational Objectives: Graduation from the program may lead to one of the following occupational goals: Optician, Private Practitioner, Ophthalmic Dispenser, Optical Laboratory Manager, Contact Lens Technician, Branch Manager, Optical Laboratory Technician, Ophthalmic Sales Representative, and Ophthalmic Research Technician.

Reynolds offers online and campus based courses for the 2 year Associates in Applied Science in Opticianry degree and a Career Studies Certificate for apprentice opticians needing to complete their related instruction.


Program Director: Leah Exline

Additional Staff Members

Yvonne Pelkey, Adjunct Faculty
Doug Pelkey, Adjunct Faculty
Amy Fens. Adjunct Faculty