Optical Sciences

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Opticianry involves fitting and supplying eyeglasses and contact lenses.

NAIT Optical Science graduates know the difference is clear, but don't take our word for it. Come see for yourself and start your path to a rewarding career in eye care.

If you would like to get into the optical field, the six-month Ophthalmic Assistant Course will give you a basic understanding of the skills required to work as an ophthalmic assistant.

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Optical Sciences - Eyeglasses

Learn how to prepare and fit corrective lenses.   Find out more

Featured programs

Find your perfect fit with programs for both entry-level and experienced optical practitioners.

Optical Sciences - Contact Lenses

This 1-year independent study program is an advanced practice intended for licensed opticians.

Optical Sciences - Ophthalmic Assistant

Discover what you need to work as an ophthalmic assistant in a private ophthalmologist’s or optometrist's office, clinic or hospital.

Optical Sciences - Refraction

Enrich your professional development and flexibility in the job market by learning theories and methodologies involved in refraction.

Optical Sciences - Ophthalmic Review Courses

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.

Professional development at NAIT

If you are a licensed optician and want to expand your knowledge or upgrade your skills, the following programs and courses offer a review of major principles and theory:

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NAIT Optical Sciences Program Office

Contact us for more information about Optical Sciences programs and advanced credit options at NAIT.

Opticians Association of Canada

If you are a Canadian resident outside of Alberta, please contact the OAC or visit www.opticians.ca