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rpames

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At ICO they give us the chance to test out of the ophthalmic optics lab by basically taking the final lab practical (final) before you take the class. Anyone can take it, but it is really for those who were opticians or worked in an OD's office before they came to school.

Well anyway, I took it and passed so now I don't have to take the lab next year!!! :clap: This also allows me to TA the lab and do my required dispencing times this summer instead of during the semesters next year. I can get my hours done for all of 2nd and 3rd year! We have to dispence during 14, 4 hour slots...thats 56 hours of dispensing. At least I can get it over with.

Do any of the other school have this option.
 

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that sounds awesome!! i wonder if UHCO has anything like that
 

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HighlyFanatic said:
that sounds awesome!! i wonder if UHCO has anything like that

Unfortunately no.. too many students would test out and not be in the dispensary working. i'd say almost half my class has optician experience.

but, I am the ophthalmic optics TA :D
 
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rpames

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In my class 12 people signed up for the test. That is only 12 out of ~150. I know a few students who have work experience, but not enough to hand neutralize lens, ID what plastics frames are made of (zyl, optyl, carbon fiber..), calc induced prism in a lens... There were things on it many of the students had now idea about. I'm not saying it was really hard or anything, infact it was relativly easy, but I don't think someone who work for an OD over the summer could have known it all.
 

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We don't have anything like that at SUNY -- what a great program! Congratulations on passing the exam! :clap:
 

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congrats!

now im curious to know if NEWENCO has something like that
 

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by the way..

HF -- I'm the ophthalmic optics TA for the Spring semester next year. I could TA your lab group :) you have a 1 in 4 chance of getting me. ;)
 

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Good job rpames,

It's funny that I read about it on SDN before you told me:)

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