Meet the Faculty
Deborah DeLoach is the Director for the Opticianry Program. She is a 1983 graduate of Armstrong State College with a B.S. in Education and, more recently, a 2005 graduate of Ogeechee Technical College with an Associate’s degree in Opticianry. Deborah has worked in a local optical lab and presently works part-time as a Dispensing Licensed Optician. In 2006, she was featured in Vision Monday Optical Magazine ‘s article “The Next Generation of Opticianry Leadership”. She returned to Ogeechee Technical College in July 2007 as the Program Director and was chosen the 2012-2013 Lion of the Year by the Statesboro Lions Club.
Scott Lloyd has been an instructor in the Opticianry Program at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, GA, since 2000. Prior to becoming an instructor, Scott worked in-field for 10 years at Pearle Vision Express. With 23 years of optical experience, Mr. Lloyd brings a wealth of knowledge to his students.
Upon successful completion of the program and passing of the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE), students are eligible to sit for their state licensure exam to become a Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO).
(degree students only)
2015 Program Retention: 59%
Programs of Study
Program Purpose Statement
The purpose of the Opticianry program is to provide entry-level technical skills to students. These basic skills will give students the ability to pass the two national certification tests as well as the state board test for licensure. The program provides classroom, laboratory, and clinical training for students, qualifying them for employment with the following: retail optical stores, wholesale laboratories in addition to optical dispensaries of doctors of Optometry and medical doctors of Ophthalmology.
OPHD 1010 - Introduction to Ophthalmic optics
OPHD 1020 - Eye Anatomy and Physiology
OPHD 1030 - Applied Optical Theory
OPHD 1060 - Optical Laboratory Techniques I
OPHD 1070 - Optical Laboratory Techniques II
OPHD 1080 - Contact Lens I
OPHD 2090 - Frame Selection
OPHD 2120 - Lens Selection
OPHD 2130 - Contact Lens II
OPHD 2170 - Contact Lens Review
OPHD 2180 - Opticianry Review
OPHD 2190 - Opticianry Occupational Based Instruction
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