Opticianry Program Info
Ogeechee Technical College

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Meet the Faculty

Deborah Deloach, LDO, ABOC, NCLC

Opticianry Program Director

Office: Rm 926
Health Science North Bldg.

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.

She is NCLE and ABO certified and holds a Georgia License as a Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO).

Member organizations: NFOS, CLSA, OAA, OAG, where she also serves on the board, & the Statesboro Lions Club.


Scott Lloyd, LDO, ABOC, NCLC

Opticianry Instructor

Office: Rm 923
Health Science North Bldg.

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.

Scott is a 2004 graduate of Ogeechee Technical College with an AAT in Healthcare Management; he is also a licensed dispensing optician (LDO) in the state of Georgia. Additionally, he is an active member of the Opticians Association of Georgia and serves on their board of directors.

Member organizations: NFOS, CLSA, & OAG Board Member.


The Opticianry degree program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA), P. O. Box 592, Canton, NY 13617, Phone 703.468.0566. Web: http://www.coaccreditation.com, email: director@coaccreditation.com

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide current curriculum, instructional materials and equipment (in accordance with available funding) which teach knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to industry needs.

  2. Provide educational facilities, which foster learning and provide a safe, healthy environments available and accessible to all students who can benefit from the program.

  3. Provide academic instruction, which supports effective learning within the program and which enhances professional performance on the job.

  4. Provide employability skills which foster work attitudes & work habits that will enable graduates of the program to perform as good employees.

  5. Nurture the desire for learning so that graduates will pursue their own continuing education as a lifelong endeavor.

  6. Provide an educational atmosphere which promotes a positive self-image and a sense of personal well being.

  7. Provide education that fosters development of good safety habits.

  8. Provide admissions, educational, and placement services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicapped condition, academic disadvantage or economic disadvantage.

  9. Provide information to the public regarding the program that will facilitate recruitment and enrollment of students.

  10. Promote good public relations via contacts and regular communication with business, industry and the public sector.

  11. Promote faculty and student rapport and communications to enhance student success in the program.


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).

Program Goals

  1. Provide education which acknowledges differences and respects the right of individual to seek fulfillment of educational needs.

  2. Provide an environment which encourages the individual to benefit and contribute as a partner in the economic progress, development and stability of Georgia.

  3. Provide education which develops the potential of each student to become a productive, responsible, and upwardly mobile member of society.

  4. Provide quality Opticianry education in an atmosphere that fosters interest in and enthusiasm for learning.

  5. Prepare graduates to function as accountable and responsible members within their field of endeavor.

  6. Prepare graduates to function as safe and competent practitioners in the Opticianry field.

  7. Prepare graduates with the highest level of competence possible within the constraints of the interests and ability levels of the individual.

  8. Provide educational and related services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicapped condition, academic disadvantage, or economic disadvantage.

  9. Foster employer participation, understanding, and confidence in the instructional process and the competence of Opticianry program graduates.

  10. Prepare graduates for successful completion of the American Board of Opticianry Examination, National Contact Lens Examination, and the State Board Licensing Exam.

  11. Eliminate hazardous waste, to reduce nonhazardous waste to the minimum levels economically and technically practical, and to be in full compliance with all federal and state environmental regulations.


Programs of Study

Opticianry AAS Degree*
Opticianry Diploma*
Eyewear Dispensing Specialist Certificate
Optical Laboratory Technician Certificate
Contact Lens Specialist Certificate

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).


Program Mission 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.


Program Courses

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


Program Outcomes (Degree students only)

Grad Year Cohort Count Graduated Grad Rate
2017 16 13 81%
2018 23 17 74%
2019* 8 3 38%
American Board of Opticianry (ABO) Pass Rates
Class Sitting for Exam Passing Percent Passing
2017 3 3 100%
2018 6 6 100%
2019 2 2 100%
National Contact Lens Registry Examination (NCLE) Pass Rates
Class Sitting for Exam Passing Percent Passing
2017 2 2 100%
2018 9 9 100%
2019 2 2 100%
Georgia State Licensing Examination Pass Rates
Class Sitting for Exam Passing Percent Passing
2017 1 1 100%
2018 2 1 50%
2019 1 1 100%
Graduates Employed in the Opticianry Profession
Class Graduated
 Employed  Percent Employed
2017 13 13 100%
2018 17 16 94%
2019 2**  2 100%

*Annual report specified cohort year of Fall 2017.
**Represents students who graduated at time of annual report. The 3rd student was likely to graduate within one year.