Technology of Optics
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Technology of Optics
Technology of Optics Program
Choose A Career With Vision: Become An Optician
Good vision is one of our greatest gifts. Making the most of every aspect of our lives depends on the ability to see clearly. By deciding to become an optician, you'll enjoy great career satisfaction by helping others improve their vision and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
Learn the art of better vision; If you’ve always been fascinated by the human eye and have the desire to develop the knowledge base to perform skills under the supervision of doctors, then GU technology of optics program is for you.
Opticianry is a growing industry that involves the fitting and supplying of eyeglasses. The skillful preparation and fitting of corrective lenses are vitally important to the customer's health; therefore, people joining this field require rigorous training and education. This program combines the best practices in hands-on, technical work with caring customer service and patient interaction skills. As an optician, you will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting prescriptions to determine lenses that are best suited for a patient's lifestyle and visual needs, as well as ensuring the best fit and visual acuity of contact lenses. GU offers you a unique educational environment in which you will learn and grow.
The program provides students with the necessary theoretical basic sciences in optics as well as training in acquiring practical skills and mastering the operation of both diagnostic and therapeutic devices. The program also offers a practical training period for the students to gain experience in the actual working conditions, as well as contribute to the provision of academic consultations and the development of community health services.
In order to receive you bachelor degree, you need to study the following credit hours:
University Requirement: 20 Credit Hours .
General Field Requirement: 27 Credit Hours.
Major Requirements: 83 Credit Hours.
Total: 130 Credit Hours.
Graduates of this unique program will be able to:
- Recognize the human eye optics, anatomy and physiology.
- Identify the human eye diseases that need investigations.
- Formulate appropriate prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and low visual aids and shells for a wide range of clinical situations
- Asses and solve problems related to contact lenses, low visual aids and shells as part of long term patient care
- Asses and solve problems related to laser machines used for refractive surgery.
- Operate devices to treat squint problems in children.
- Manufacture artificial eyes used after eye removal.
The responsibilities of opticians include the fitting and fabrication of optical frames and lenses. They will help patients decide on the correct frames for their prescription. They will confer with doctors on the best or needed types of lens products for a patient, and daily management of an optical practice. Opticians also can branch into sales of frames, lenses, machinery or management. Graduates of this program will find employment in many areas of the eye care industry, including:
- Clinical Research Technologists
- Contact Lens Technologists.
- Field Service Technologists.
- Ophthalmic Assistants.
- Ophthalmic Technologists.
- Optometric Assistants.
- Retinal Photographers.
- Optical laboratory technologists.
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