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 2014. 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.
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, the only accredited college to offer an Optician
curriculum in Connecticut. The complete curriculum for the
Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing Program may be viewed by
clicking this link.
For further information, please contact Program Coordinator,
Professor Raymond P. Dennis may be reached at 860-343-5845, or
by email at email@example.com.