The occupational outlook for ophthalmic dispensers (opticians) has been spurred by baby boomers and an increasingly elderly population. Demand for opticians should continue to grow through the year 2024. Fashion is also a driving force for qualified dispensing opticians. As ophthalmic and contact lens technology continues to develop, the demand for opticians should continue to increase.
For additional information on this field, please visit the US
Department of Labor Occupational
You may also view a short videotape about this career choice
by clicking this link. In addition to eyewear, Connecticut opticians are also licensed to fit and displense contact lenses.
To obtain additional information, or speak to a career counselor about becoming an optician in the state of Connecticut, we recommend that you contact Middlesex Community College or Goodwin College.
The complete curriculum for the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing Program at Middlesex Community College may be viewed by clicking here. For further information, please contact Interim Program Coordinator, Professor Rene "Skip" Rivard. He may be reached at (860) 343-5846, or by email at Rrivard@mxcc.edu.
The curriculum for the Ophthalmic Science Program at Goodwin College may be viewed by clicking here. For further information, please contact Program Director, Maryann Santos. She may be reached at (860) 727-6976, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org