As part of the developing societal level, the demand for wearing glasses is on the increase; this has resulted in the establishment of new retail firms, totally based on importing. Thus, the number of wholesalers dealing in frames and lenses for glasses has increased in the sector. Renewal and development in the sector started after the 1980s, and the sector has made a big progress in an attempt to forward each layer of the sector, from the manufacturing and laboratory tests to retail sales, to the level of advanced and developed countries. For this reason, the program of Opticianry was established in Nisantasi University parallel to the global developments. With the establishment of this program, our university aims to train the man power required by the health sector growing and developing in the country and the world at a fast pace, and to provide its graduates with training and education based on evidence-based actual medical information and modern technology in their fields. The aim of the program is, however, to train health staff to work in field of Opticianry. The graduates of the program are entitled as ‘optician’ and can supply the optical tools designed to correct the visual disorders and apply them to the patient; they can also sell the prescription glasses, any kind of lens, frames for glasses, protctive glasses and sunglasses.

Our university conducts interviews and meetings with the representatives of the companies in the sector in order to bring a quick and sustainable solution to the issues of internship and employment of our students before initiating the process of opening a program. Accordingly, we have collaboration in field of education and training with these firms for the sake of enabling the practical courses to progress with the support of sector representatives. This collaboration offers significant advantages to the students of the program. The graduates of the Program of Opticianry can be employed by the institutions manufacturing or selling glasses or in Opticianry firms.

Some of the courses included in the syllabus of the Program of Opticianry are as follows; Physics, Geometric Optics, Optical Tools, Eye Anatomy and Physiology, Commercial Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Eye Diseases, Vocational English, Business Management, First Aid and Emergency and Occupational Ethics..

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PROF. DR. Mehmet ÇAKIR
INSTRUCTOR Gülnur ÖZDEMİR
ASST. PROF. DR. Nihat TAMER
INSTRUCTOR DR. Aysan BAYRAM
INSTRUCTOR Senem TÜRKSEL
INSTRUCTOR Murat DİBİ