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    Question lab tech schools?

    I know there was a thread on this but it's about 3-4 years old now and wasn't sure if anything new had occured since then. I was wondering if there were any lab tech/ lab skills schools around. I know my dad went to the Baush and Lomb school but that was back in the 70's. I was looking through his old note books and learned quite a bit. Even though it was "old news" it still helped me when I was first starting out. So I was just wondering if anything like this still exsisted or anything similar, like an exam or a course. Heck I'd settle for some good books and study on my own. Thanks in advance.

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    Tampa, Florida
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    tech schools


    There are a few options for you, including online education with hands on practice in the field.

    Contact the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS):

    and take a look around.

    Please feel free to email me with any questions at:

    : )

    Laurie Pierce
    Hillsborough Community College

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    As one of Laurie's former students, I wanted to reinforce her suggestion - HCC taught me many things that I brought to my new job at Costco Optical. The other opticians there range in experience from 13 to 26 years. I'm only 25 years old, and I'm showing them a few things from school that they either never were taught, or forgot over the years.
    William Walker

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    Optician with Lenscrafters in Jacksonville, FL

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