Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. In this course, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician. In addition, you'll prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification, which is required by many states and is a stepping-stone to career advancement. With the help of step-by-step instructions, you'll master the mathematical formulas that opticians need to know. In addition, you'll discover how to read prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, explore the basics of eyewear styles and materials, become familiar with the equipment opticians use, learn about prisms and lens types, and gain an understanding of eye anatomy and eye diseases. By the time you complete this course, you'll be fully prepared to begin a career as an optician—and you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to advance in this popular and exciting medical field. The projected annual job growth in South Carolina between 2016 and 2016 is 17%.