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Optometric Technician Technical Diploma

Program Details

The online Optometric Technician Technical Diploma program from Madison Area Technical College is designed for those already employed in an eye care office who wish to become an optometric technician. Training includes:

  • Patient pre-testing skills 
  • Contact lens patient education
  • Ocular anatomy and physiology
  • Optometric terminology
  • Optical properties of light 
  • Visual training and practice management
  • Frame and lens selection
  • Eyeglass adjustment


  • Currently employed in an eye clinic
  • Have secured a mentor
  • Official high school transcripts or GED/HSED score report
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)