By training, the optician-eyewear is invested with multiple skills. It is a vision specialist scientifically equipped in contact and optometry to interpret and translate prescriptions of the ophthalmologist as a visual aid to correct defects or deficiencies in vision.
The mastery of his art and his initiation to marketing and communication techniques allow him to advise and guide the patient in his choices to find the product that suits him best, and this according to aesthetic, technical and financial criteria: thinned glasses , bifocal, anti-reflective, with a light frame or contact lenses.
It is also a business leader who must listen to his customers and understand their expectations and offer them frames to suit their tastes. As glasses are also a fashion accessory, he must stay abreast of trends.
The Optician is also a technician; It ensures the maintenance of frames and makes adjustments and adjustments necessary to ensure the comfort of its customers.
In his store, the Optician is also responsible for managing stocks and often managing a team of employees.
The optician must possess the qualities of a good manager, he must be warm, sociable, organized and methodical.
UPSAT offers its 3rd year students additional training at the Faculty's premises by a team of specialists in marketing, sales techniques, management of an optical shop, novelties in optical glasses and machines as well as works practices on these machines. bspence81 / Pixabay
Algebra and trigonometry
General and ocular histology
Internet and web
Ophthalmic optics 1
Vision Analysis 1
Study and design of frames and glasses
Safety at work
Semiology and general pathology
Ophthalmic optics 2
Vision Analysis 2
Lens and frame technology
Study of the previous segment
Vision Analysis 3
Special equipment technology
Special equipment technology
Assembly Technology 2
Adaptation of soft lenses
Low vision and color filter
French and communication techniques (contact and attitude)
Eye health screening
Aberrometry and horn topography
Optometric analysis and decision
Clinical case study
Adaptation of the regular and special practice lenses
Optical technology in eyewear 4
Equipment for sportsmen and legislation
Biostatistics and research methodology
French and communication techniques relationnell
Optical internship at an optician
Optical internship at the institution's laboratory: tp on machine and optical glasses
Introduction to commercial law
The company: functions and management
Marketing and sales techniques
Management of the optical store
French and communication techniques (information and creation)
Young opticians have no trouble finding work. After several years of experience, an optician can, if he has a capital and the necessary knowledge in accounting and management, open his own shop.
Tooled with the know-how acquired during his training, a young optician can launch his own project as:
Wholesaler of eyewear
As an employee:
Senior Technician in an optical chain
Senior Technician in an Ophthalmology Department
Conditions of admission
In the first year of a Bachelor's degree, students with a bachelor's degree or a diploma recognized as equivalent are admitted.
Are admitted in the second or third year of the license, the students having respectively succeeded one or two years of higher studies in the same specialty or in related specialties.
Admission in the 3rd year is also done on file with the holders of a diploma of higher technician (DEST, DUT) or a diploma sanctioning studies undergraduate (DEUPC) in the specialty or in related specialties.