NAIT Optical Sciences Programs

NAIT Optical Sciences Programs

Contact Lenses

Refracting

Next Intake Start: August 24, 2020
Application Deadline :
Extended to August 7, 2020
Next Intake Start: August 24, 2020
Application Deadline :
Extended to August 7, 2020

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Optical Sciences – Contact Lenses

The Optical Sciences Contact Lens Certificate Program is produced by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and is administered by the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) to students outside of the province of Alberta. This program is accredited by Accreditation Canada and is offered in English and French.

The Contact lens program is a two-semester, advanced practice program consisting of online theory courses complemented by a clinical practicum. The program will give you the knowledge and skills to both dispense and fit clients with contact lenses. This program is only available to those already working in the optical industry. The ability to dispense contact lenses is a specialized skill, one that employers recognize as a great asset.

Course Information

Course information below is specific to your province. Please click on your province below for the full Contact Lens Program information package.    
    
British Columbia Alberta - residents of Alberta must register directly with NAIT.
This link will redirect you to the NAIT website.

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario 

Quebec

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

Nova Scotia 

Prince Edward Island

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- Outside North America

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How to Apply

Students outside of the province of Alberta register directly through the OAC. For full details on the application process, please click on the ‘APPLICATION PROCESS’ button below.


APPLICATION PROCESS

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Once you have read the course information and application process and have gathered all required documents necessary for application, click on the applicable button below which will direct you through the Steps to Apply outlined in the Application Process.
APPLICATION FEE: there is a non-refundable application fee of $50 + GST (subject to change). This fee applies to first time Contact Lens applicants only and is due at time of application.


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Optical Sciences – Refraction
*Fall 2020 Intake of Refraction courses will be run*

PLEASE NOTE: Refracting is not currently within the scope of practice of Opticians in many provinces, this course is for educational purposes only in those jurisdictions. For further information, contact your Provincial Regulatory College of Opticians.

The Optical Sciences Refraction Program is produced by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and is administered by the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) to students residing outside of the province of Alberta. This program is offered in English only.

REFRACTION COURSE (OPSC617) - The 15-week online Refraction course is intended for contact lens fitters who wish to enrich their professional development and flexibility in the job market. Students learn the theory of and methodologies involved in refraction. 

REFRACTION CLINICAL (OPSC695) - The 6-month Refraction Clinical course may be taken concurrently with OPSC617 or after successful completion of OPSC617. Students enhance their Opticianry skill set with hands-on practice in performing ocular assessments.

Course Information

Interested in learning more about the Refraction course? Click on the button below.    
    

COURSE INFORMATION



How to Apply

Students outside of the province of Alberta apply directly through the OAC. For full details on the application process, please click on the ‘APPLICATION PROCESS’ button below.


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Continuing Education

The Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) has an extensive online continuing education library available to its members for use towards their professional learning requirements. The online library consists of electronic module articles as well as video modules. New content is consistently being added to the online library for the benefit of our members.

OAC members receive unlimited online modules per year as a benefit of membership.  

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