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Continuing Education

Optical Sciences - Ophthalmic Review Courses


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Delivery Options

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

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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.  


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

Department consent is required to enroll. Please contact the NAIT Optical Sciences Program Office to register.