The opticianry program at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston was created in September 2006 and its first classes began in January 2007. The program is a two year Associate in Applied Science degree in Opticianry. The program has two dedicated classrooms, a finishing laboratory in which classes teaching the fabrication of prescription eyewear are conducted, as well as a student operated optical shop for the dispensing, fitting and adjusting of spectacles and contact lenses. The two year curriculum contains a wide array of coursework ranging from anatomy of the eye to small business management. Optical courses includes spectacle design, eyewear fabrication, contact lens design and fitting, vision assessment, geometric optics and ophthalmic optics. The curriculum soundly prepares students for taking their national (ABO & NCLE) certification exams, as well as the Massachusetts and Rhode Island State Practical. The placement of graduates is expected to be 99%.
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science in Opticianry