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The ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course
(leading to ExpertRating Optical Assistant Skills Certification).

If you think you'd like to become an optical assistant, this is the course for you! We'll take a comprehensive look into the diverse world of optical assisting—a world that's becoming more exciting all the time. You'll see why optometry is such an interesting field and how rewarding it can be to help people solve their vision problems.

You'll be amazed to learn all the different places optical assistants can work. We'll cover optical assisting in private practice, healthcare clinics, the military, teaching facilities, and in retail sales. You'll discover the personal and professional skills needed to work in a front and back office and in an optical dispensary and lab.

You'll find out how fun it is to help others select the right eyeglass frames—getting familiar with all the things optical assistants must know about frames, styles, lenses, contact lenses, and working with people. You'll also discover how our amazing eyes work and come to understand some common eye conditions. In addition, we'll delve into specialty areas that optical assistants can work in such as refractive surgery centers, low vision clinics, and vision training practices. And finally, we'll cover how to become certified and licensed, which will open up even more opportunities for you and identify you as an expert.

This course is an ideal springboard for starting a career in this growing and ever-in-demand field!

Buy the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Beverly Smith .

 Beverly Smith

About the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course instructor: Dr. Beverly Smith is a Doctor of Optometry and has been in private practice for over 24 years. She is the founder of a consulting firm that helps new practitioners start and manage their own eye care practices. Beverly holds an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management, and she has published articles in the professional journals, New O.D. and Women in Optometry. She has taught dozens of optical staff over the past 24 years, many of whom went on to become licensed opticians, certified paraoptometrics, and Doctors of Optometry.

 Optical Assistant Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course you need Internet access; e-mail; and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

"I believe that this course was great for me. I learned a lot through this course. Thank you very much."
"I am very happy with the instructor and the assistant. Thanks a lot to everyone!"
"I like the course. It was good and I am going to recommend it to my friends. The instructor was good and the explanations were clear and direct. The teaching assistant was excellent. He had patience with all of us and he gave us a rewarding comment when it was necessary."
"There should be a master’s program for this also. Excellent class. It was very educational, especially all these terms that I've learned. I have recommended this to my fellow teachers."
"This is the best online course that I have taken! Great instructor."
"I enjoyed the amount of information and especially the additional resources for future learning on this subject. Thank you."
"I really enjoyed the course and wish that I would have had time to spend in the discussion area. It was obvious that the instructor's knowledge of leadership could help anyone to hone their leadership skills."
"It was a great course. I gained a lot of insight about Leadership. Thank you."
"It was a pleasure taking your leadership course and I will be registering for more, shortly."
"This course was very enlightening. I learned that being a good leader had many aspects to it. I always thought of the leader as the one who took charge and did everything their selves. I learned that a good leader knows how to delegate these responsibilities. It was a pleasure being able to do this course online."
"This was my first time taking an online class. The online format and class instruction were excellent. I will definitely recommend it to others. The instructor did a very good job. I am looking forward to taking another online class."
"Very convenient and helpful."

Buy the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course- $129.99

 

ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course

(leading to ExpertRating Optical Assistant Skills Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2000 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering  an ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course (leading to ExpertRating Optical Assistant Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2000 company, it is a , Square Trade business member since 2002 and HackerSafe approved. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Courseware which has been developed by experienced opticians.

 The ExpertRating Optical Assistant Skills Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led optical skills Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course and Certification:

 How much does the ExpertRating Optical Assistant Skills Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course leading to ExpertRating Optical Assistant Skills Certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money optical skills training Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

 An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Optical Assistant Certificate. The Optical Assistant Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Optical Assistant Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Optical Assistant Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Optical Assistant Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Optical Assistant that you will learn during the Optical Assistant Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Courseware that is provided along with the Optical Assistant Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

   

Buy the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course- $129.99

   

ExpertRating Optical Assistant Skills Certification will help in learning optical skills in  a better way.

This course is an ideal springboard for starting a career in this growing and ever-in-demand field! This course will also teach you the right communication skills and coping mechanisms to help you assist your Eye Surgeons. A high quality life can be provided to the patient with eye ailments with the tips provided by the ExpertRating Optical Assistant Course. The Online Optical Assistant Certification will give you tips on how to be more confident and will improve your Optical Assistant skills.

ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In this first lesson, you'll get an overview of the world of optical assisting. You'll find out how you can land a great job even if you don't have experience. You'll discover the wide range of opportunities this field offers—from retail sales to assisting in a health care setting. We'll talk about how a career as an optical assistant can lead you to own your own business, get a high-paying job as a manager, or teach at a college or university. By the end of the lesson, you'll have a sense of whether this fun and in-demand career is right for you!

Friday - Lesson 02

Optical assisting is all about vision.  The lesson begins with in-depth exploration of the profession at the logical starting point: the eye. How does this remarkable little biological machine help create a vivid, constantly-moving picture of the world around you? We'll take a tour of the parts of the eye, and you'll find out how they work together to create the miracle of vision. The basic eye anatomy you'll master in this lesson will give you a big head start on the path to becoming an optical assistant.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

The eyes are amazing, but they don't always work perfectly—and that's why optical professionals are always in demand. In this lesson, you'll learn about the focusing problems that cause millions of people to need glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, or low vision aids. In addition, we'll talk about common eye disorders (everything from cataracts to sties), and you'll discover how medical conditions like diabetes and allergies can affect the eyes. I'll also share several of the important tips we give patients for protecting their eyes—tips that can protect your eyesight as well!

Friday - Lesson 04

Did you ever wonder how a person who's color-blind sees the world? You'll find out—and learn why there's more than one type of color-blindness. In addition, you'll discover what "lazy eye" is, and how it's treated. We'll also explore what it means to be legally blind (and why many people who think they're legally blind really aren't!).

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

In this lesson, we look at front office optical assisting—a wonderful career opportunity if you're a "people" person and a multi-tasker. We'll start by talking about the front office assistant's key role as a goodwill ambassador for a medical practice or business. Next, we'll discuss triage, a skill that's crucial to good patient care. Finally, we'll explore the ins and outs of scheduling patients efficiently in order to keep an office running smoothly and happily. With this new knowledge, you'll be ready to make a good impression if you step into a front office job.

Friday - Lesson 06

If you love helping people and you're good at mastering new technology, back office assisting can be a great job for you. You'll get the scoop on a very important back office skill: taking a patient's medical history. We'll also talk about pre-testing, and you'll learn about some of the tests used to gather preliminary vision data about patients. In addition, we'll take a peek at two specialty areas in back office assisting: contact lens fitting and surgical assisting. You'll find this lesson particularly interesting if you're seeking a medical career that involves lots of action and hands-on patient care.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson, you'll gain the power to understand a new language: the language of optical prescriptions! You'll learn how those numbers and symbols on an eye doctor's prescription translate into just the right lenses for a patient who's farsighted, nearsighted, or astigmatic. In addition, you'll find out the differences between soft and rigid contact lens prescriptions, and learn how to read each one. We'll also explore the job of a bench optician—the all-important person who turns a doctor's prescription into the perfect eyewear to suit a patient's needs.

Friday - Lesson 08

Did your last pair of sunglasses make you look like a movie star or like a bug? Do your family members' glasses flatter their faces or emphasize their facial flaws? Picking frame styles that make people look attractive and feel confident takes skill, and it's one of the favorite jobs of most optical assistants. You'll learn the insider secrets of eyeglass styling—and as a result, you'll know how to pick great glasses for a customer or patient . . . or for yourself!

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

These days, contact lenses don't just correct vision problems but often make a fashion statement as well. They allow you to do things like change your eye color from green to brown or even create "tiger eyes" for a costume party! In this lesson, we'll discuss how contact lenses help correct vision, and we'll cover the fun subject of contact lens fads and fashions. In addition, you'll find out how optical assistants fit contact lenses so they're just right for each person's eyes and how they educate patients about using their lenses correctly.

Friday - Lesson 10

Great customer service keeps people coming back to a business time after time. Take a look at the best ways to make people feel welcome, respected, and well treated at every step of their visit to a doctor's office or retail optical store. You'll also get great tips for smoothing the waters if problems arise—something that can happen even in the best of businesses. In addition, you'll learn how to tailor your customer service to people's individual needs so every visitor feels like a VIP. What we cover won't just help you be a better optical assistant—it will help you shine in any situation where "people skills" are key.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Optical assisting offers you many different settings and specialties to choose from, and in this lesson, we'll look at three of the most interesting specialties. First, you'll learn about low vision clinics, where optical assistants help people with limited eyesight regain the ability to enjoy many of their favorite activities including cooking and reading (and often even driving!). Next, we'll talk about vision therapy, a great choice if you love working with children. And finally, we'll talk about the booming field of refractive surgery, in which optical assistants play a key role.

Friday - Lesson 12

If you're entering optical assisting with your eye on career advancement (no pun intended!), then you should consider becoming certified. Certification puts you in line for promotions and management positions. In addition, certification can be the first step to teaching at a college or university, or even running your own business. Take a look at the different types of certification you can achieve in the optical assisting field. We'll cover how to prepare for a certification test and the kinds of questions you can expect if you take one. With that information in hand, you'll be prepared to decide if certification is the right route for you.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Optical Assistant Course - $129.99

  

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