A program that prepares individuals to assist optometrists in providing patient care, administering examinations and treatments, and performing office administrative functions. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology of the eye, visual testing, patient communication, patient preparation, medications and administration, dispensing and fitting of eyeglasses and contact lenses, record-keeping, and office management skills.
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|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||Technical Career Institutes||43||4%||$14,940|
|2||San Jacinto Community College||30||1%||$2,802|
|3||National Career Education||24||20%||N/A|
|4||Charles A Jones Career and Education Center||23||4%||N/A|
|5||Tyler Junior College||20||1%||$13,982|
|6||Madison Area Technical College||19||0%||$5,488|
|7||Renton Technical College||19||2%||$5,746|
|8||Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce||15||2%||$5,519|
|10||William T McFatter Technical Center||8||1%||$2,465|
|11||Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo||7||6%||$6,323|
|12||Traviss Career Center||7||2%||$3,751|
|13||Manatee Technical Institute||5||1%||N/A|
|14||Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez||4||3%||$6,323|
|16||Durham Technical Community College||3||0%||$3,140|
|17||Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute||2||3%||$11,040|
|18||Raritan Valley Community College||2||0%||$4,942|
|19||Hillsborough Community College||1||0%||$16,230|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Optometric Technician/Assistant program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.