Prepare to Become a Certified Optician!
Enroll in the Optician Exam Prep program to begin working toward passing the NOCE and CLRE exams and becoming a licensed Optician. As a licensed Optician, you'll help people make critical eyewear decisions, fitting them with glasses and contacts.
At a Glance
Explore Your Opportunity
Learn about various aspects of the career of an Optician, such as the day in the life, typical jobs available, required skills, and more.
Explore the specific skills you will learn and lessons you will complete in the Penn Foster program by reading through the syllabus.
How do I know if this is the right career for me?
As an Optician, you may find yourself working in a variety of store settings, from small stores and private practices to larger ones with multiple other opticians. As an Optician, it is your job to help customers get fitted with new glasses by helping them choose their frames and occasionally by cutting and grinding lenses to fit their prescription. To learn more about this type of work, the skills you'll need to begin a career, and the opportunities that may be presented to you, download the Career Guide by clicking the link below.
Online Courses with Penn Foster
In-Demand Skills for Today's Jobs
Penn Foster's Optician Exam Prep program provides you with the real job skills that employers are looking for, giving you a leg up as you start your career.
Study When You Want
Our program is made for the working learner. The program's flexibility allows you to learn at home or on your break through our online, mobile-friendly student portal 24/7.
Support When You Need It
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, and Student Success Advocates - all working to help you succeed in your training program.
*Penn Foster End of Program Survey, data collected January 2021 through April 2022