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Basic Practical Training for Opticians

November 11 & 12, 2022

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Registration for this session is closed!  Thank you for your interest.

The Michigan College of Optometry of Ferris State University, in its ongoing role of supporting the educational needs of eyecare professionals, announces the offering of the course, Basic Practical Training for Opticians.

This course is being held as a response to the overwhelming requests for training events focused upon basic Opticianry skills.

This course is intended for opticians who desire beginner professional hands-on training. There will be a limit of 20 attendees per event to ensure maximum interaction with our expert instructors. 

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Advanced Practical Training for Opticians

Coming Spring 2023

Advanced course for ~6 hours of CE.

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Michigan College of Optometry  of Ferris State University, in its ongoing role of supporting the educational needs of eyecare professionals, announces the offering of the course, Advanced Practical Training for Opticians.

This course is being held as a response to the overwhelming requests for an additional training event focused upon more advanced Opticianry skills.  There will be a limit of 10 attendees per event to ensure maximum interaction with our expert instructor.

The advanced training program is designed for those who have had extensive experience in the optical field and a good understanding of the science of optics and ophthalmic lenses.  The attendee should possess a working knowledge of progressive addition lenses, refractive index, base curves, slab-off, ophthalmic lens materials (plastic, polycarbonate, high index material, etc.) in order to maximize learning.  If the attendee does not have these prerequisites, they should attend our Basic Practical Training for Opticians course which introduces the basic foundation for working in the optical field.

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MCO Summer CE 2023

June 6 - 8, 2023

Live, in-person COPE accredited CE held at the David L. Eisler Center (University Center) at Ferris State University's campus.

Registration coming February 2023