Diploma in Opticianry

(N/725/4/0072) MQA/PA2498


This programme provides knowledge to; cut, install and fix eyeglasses. It also provides an in-depth understanding on how to test and analyse the eye in ensuring the lens compatibility of the patient.


Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Assists in the dispensing of spectacles
  • Demonstrate good understanding of facial structures.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of basic geometrical optics of the eye and ophthalmic lenses.
  • Do measurement, dispensing and edging of ophthalmic lens, as well as frame adjustment.
  • Give basic information on appropriate spectacle frame types and materials and lens forms and materials.
  • Communicate effectively with the clients
  • Assists in the business related areas , including record maintenance, frame and lens inventory and supply
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the operation and function of equipment and applying regulations for equipment safety and maintenance.
  • Neutralize and verify ophthalmic lenses and spectacles
  • Develop an appropriate professional attitude towards patient and colleagues and awareness of the legal, ethical and commercial context of the practice.
  • Entry Requirement Eligibility Level

    Minimum of 3 credits in at least 2 of the following subjectsBiology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent, including pass in English 


    Certificate in optical Technology(Level 3 MQF) OR

    Certificate in science or equivalent from any recognized institution


    Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians (FBDO) or equivalent from any recognized institution

    Intake : March, May July, September
    Course Duration : 3 Years
    Total Credit Hours : 102
    Mode : Full Time
    No Subjects
      Semester 1
    1 Introduction to Opticianry
    2 Introduction to Optics
    3 General Medical Sciences
    4 Interpersonal Communication
    5 Entrepreneurship Skills
    6 BM Komunikasi II / Pengajian Malaysia II
      Semester 2
    7 Ophthalmic Optics I
    8 Human Eye & the Visual System
    9 Geometric Optics
    10 Computer Application
    11 Comparative Ethics in Modern Society
    12 Co-Curricular Activities
      Semester 3
    13 Ophthalmic Optics II
    14 Optical Laboratory Techniques & Procedures
    15 Mechanism of Human Diseases
    16 Ophthalmic Dispensing Skills & Procedures
    17 Anomalies of Refraction
      Semester 4
    18 Retail Selling & Customer Service
    19 Diseases of the Eye
    20 Fundamentals of Visual Optics
    21 Visual Assessment & Refraction
    22 Optical Business Management
    23 Introduction to Binocular Vision
      Semester 5
    22 Optical Laboratory & Dispensing (On Job Training)
    23 Clinical Refraction
      Semester 6
    24 Clinic Seminar
    25 Clinical (On Job Training)
    • Optician sales assistant
    • Sales / Marketing
    • Sales Manager
    • Optical Technician
    • Business Development Manager

    Earnings Estimates RM 2,200.00 – RM 3,500.00

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