Optician/Technician Program


Applicants seeking a degree must file an application with both Indiana University Bloomington IUB (if not currently enrolled at IUB) and the Optician/Technician Program*.  Students not admitted to IUB and seeking the certificate, need to fill out the program application and meet the admission requirement below for non-degree student status. An application for either Optician/Technician program option can be downloaded here.

Requests for additional information should be directed to:

Indiana University
School of Optometry
Office of Student Administration
800 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-3680
(812) 855-1917
fax: (812) 855-4389
e-mail: iubopt [at] indiana [dot] edu
Also see www.optometry.iu.edu

A new class begins each fall semester.  Students may go full-time or part-time.  Select courses may be taken in the spring semester before starting the program in the fall semester.

Admission requirements for the Certificate as a “non-degree seeking” student:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a cumulative GPA 2.3 or higher
  • Demonstrated math skills
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation
  • Apply by July 1st for fall admission

 Admission requirements for the Associate of Science Degree:

  • Must be admitted to IU Bloomington
  • Have a cumulative GPA 2.3 or higher
  • Apply by August 1st for fall admission

Any student who participates in our clinical program will be subject to a background check as condition of participation and refusal to consent may result in an inability to complete the program.

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