Career-Focused Education for the Eyecare Industry

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Our programs are taught with industry standard equipment used by eyecare professionals. You’ll be taught skills that you can take directly into the workplace after you graduate.


Get where you want to be quicker. Our Ophthalmic Technician program could be completed in as little as 10 months and our Opticianry program could be completed in as little as 14 months! Contact us to learn more!


At PCI, we believe that the cost of education should not keep you from achieving your goals. Various types of financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Contact our Financial Aid office to learn more!

Ophthalmic Technician Diploma Program

Get your start with our Ophthalmic Technician diploma program. Designed to help students seek employment as an entry-level ophthalmic technician, it teaches students several crucial skill sets. These include measuring and recording visual statistics, assisting in ophthalmic surgery, performing various diagnostic procedures, transcribing prescriptions, processing lenses, and more. Possible employment opportunities could include an Ophthalmologist’s office, hospitals, and eye, ear, and nose specialty centers.

Opticianry Associate’s Degree Program

Our Opticianry Associate’s Degree program is designed with a hands-on education in mind. In classroom and laboratory settings, students are taught the basics of ocular science. These skills are put into practice through a clinical externship where students receive supervised, real-world experience. Possible employment opportunities could include an optician’s office, physician’s office, or eyeglass retailers.

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