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Continuing Education

OPSC610 - Gas Permeable Lens Optics, Design and Fitting

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Course Overview

Contact lenses are a popular eye care solution for patients with visual problems such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Modern contacts are easy and comfortable to wear and correct most vision problems.

As an optician, you know how challenging it can be to customize contact lenses to meet the visual needs of your patients. Apply the knowledge you gain in this course to analyze your patients’ visual needs, create customized rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, and demonstrate proper lens care and maintenance. Review the history of lens materials and the benefits of using gas permeable lenses. Identify techniques for lens fitting and determine follow-up procedures to track a patient’s long-term progress.

Candidate must be a licensed optician or graduate of an Opticianry program.

Upcoming Offerings

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Section Start/End Schedule
O01 Sep. 01 - Oct. 31, 2019 Online
Hours Delivery Fees
50 hours Online $335

Department consent is required to enroll. Please contact the NAIT Optical Sciences Program Office to register at 780-378-2800 (toll-free 1-888-491-3130) or e-mail optical@nait.ca.

Registration for this course requires program assistance.
Please contact us at 780.378.6990 or at continuingeducation@nait.ca for more information.

Section Start/End Schedule
O02 Oct. 01 - Nov. 30, 2019 Online
Hours Delivery Fees
50 hours Online $335

Department consent is required to enroll. Please contact the NAIT Optical Sciences Program Office to register at 780-378-2800 (toll-free 1-888-491-3130) or e-mail optical@nait.ca.

Registration for this course requires program assistance.
Please contact us at 780.378.6990 or at continuingeducation@nait.ca for more information.

Section Start/End Schedule
O03 Nov. 01 - Dec. 31, 2019 Online
Hours Delivery Fees
50 hours Online $335

Department consent is required to enroll. Please contact the NAIT Optical Sciences Program Office to register at 780-378-2800 (toll-free 1-888-491-3130) or e-mail optical@nait.ca.

Registration for this course requires program assistance.
Please contact us at 780.378.6990 or at continuingeducation@nait.ca for more information.

Section Start/End Schedule
O04 Dec. 01, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020 Online
Hours Delivery Fees
50 hours Online $335

Department consent is required to enroll. Please contact the NAIT Optical Sciences Program Office to register at 780-378-2800 (toll-free 1-888-491-3130) or e-mail optical@nait.ca.

Registration for this course requires program assistance.
Please contact us at 780.378.6990 or at continuingeducation@nait.ca for more information.

Section Start/End Schedule
O01 Jan. 02 - Feb. 28, 2020 Online
Hours Delivery Fees
50 hours Online $335

Department consent is required to enroll. Please contact the NAIT Optical Sciences Program Office to register at 780-378-2800 (toll-free 1-888-491-3130) or e-mail optical@nait.ca.

Registration for this course requires program assistance.
Please contact us at 780.378.6990 or at continuingeducation@nait.ca for more information.

*Day delivery ranges between 8 AM - 5 PM.
**Evening delivery ranges between 5 PM - 10 PM.