Continuing Education

Optical Sciences - Ophthalmic Review Courses

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Refresh your knowledge and skills as an eye care professional

Our Ophthalmic Review courses serve as refreshers for opticians with previous working knowledge of the field. Whether you are returning to the profession, want to review principles and theory or sharpen your skills, our courses will give you what you need to work with confidence.

The courses in our Ophthalmic Review program are not at the introductory level. Rather than start from scratch, we cater to your existing knowledge and experience by reviewing major principles and theory in eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. In doing so, we help you make the most of your study time by focusing only on the key concepts and skills you want to revisit.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Through our courses, you will review a wide variety of optical topics including: 

  • anatomy and pathology 
  • frames and frame measurement
  • lenses, instruments and tools
  • optics and advanced optics
  • prescription analysis and interpretation
  • anatomy, physiology and ocular pathology
  • biomicroscopy, keratometry and verification equipment
  • preliminary examination and pharmacology
  • soft contact lens fitting and optics
  • gas permeable lens optics, design and fitting
  • business management
  • eye health and screening 

Flexible programming

To better fit your schedule, our course offerings can be taken online. 

Access your course material at your own pace using Moodle, our online eLearning system. This can be done from the comfort of your own home, office or local coffee shop.  

Prerequisites

For entry into our courses, you must be a licensed optician, a graduate of an opticianry program or approved by our Program Coordinator. The courses in our Ophthalmic Review program are not introductory. 

If you are interested in entering the eye care profession, we recommend you take a look at our Ophthalmic Assistant program

Required forms and contact information

You can apply to our Ophthalmic Review courses by completing our forms and sending it directly to the Optical Sciences Program Office by email or fax.

  1. Ophthalmic Review Application Package (pdf)
  2. OPSC615 Application Form
  3.  OPSC693 and OPSC694 Practicum Agreement Form
  4. Send the completed forms to our office by fax or email

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please call our office at 780.378.2800 (toll-free 1.888.491.3130) or email us at optical@nait.ca.

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