License in Optics Eyewear


Program Description

By training, the optician-eyewear is invested with multiple skills. It is a vision specialist scientifically equipped in contact and optometry to interpret and translate prescriptions of the ophthalmologist as a visual aid to correct defects or deficiencies in vision.

The mastery of his art and his initiation to marketing and communication techniques allow him to advise and guide the patient in his choices to find the product that suits him best, and this according to aesthetic, technical and financial criteria: thinned glasses , bifocal, anti-reflective, with a light frame or contact lenses.

It is also a business leader who must listen to his customers and understand their expectations and offer them frames to suit their tastes. As glasses are also a fashion accessory, he must stay abreast of trends.

The Optician is also a technician; It ensures the maintenance of frames and makes adjustments and adjustments necessary to ensure the comfort of its customers.

In his store, the Optician is also responsible for managing stocks and often managing a team of employees.

The optician must possess the qualities of a good manager, he must be warm, sociable, organized and methodical.


UPSAT offers its 3rd year students additional training at the Faculty's premises by a team of specialists in marketing, sales techniques, management of an optical shop, novelties in optical glasses and machines as well as works practices on these machines.eye test, sight, vision bspence81 / Pixabay

Training program

Semester 1
  • Algebra and trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • General anatomy
  • cellular biology
  • Human physiology
  • General and ocular histology
  • Chemistry
  • Geometrical optics
  • C2I
  • Internet and web
  • English
  • French
Semester 2
  • Ocular anatomy
  • Ocular physiology
  • Physical optics
  • Instrumental optics
  • Ophthalmic optics 1
  • Vision Analysis 1
  • Study and design of frames and glasses
  • Frame technology
  • Safety at work
  • First aid
  • English
  • French
Semester 3
  • Semiology and general pathology
  • General Pharmacology
  • Ophthalmic optics 2
  • Vision Analysis 2
  • Lens and frame technology
  • Assembly technology
  • Study of the previous segment
  • Biometric measurement
  • Hygiene
  • Psychosociology
  • English
  • French
Semester 4
  • Ocular pathology
  • Special pharmacology
  • Physiological optics
  • Vision Analysis 3
  • Special equipment technology
  • Special equipment technology
  • Assembly Technology 2
  • Material technology
  • Adaptation of soft lenses
  • Low vision and color filter
  • French and communication techniques (contact and attitude)
  • Visual rehabilitation
  • English
Semester 5
  • Eye health screening
  • Aberrometry and horn topography
  • Optometric analysis and decision
  • Clinical case study
  • Adaptation of the regular and special practice lenses
  • Optical technology in eyewear 4
  • Equipment for sportsmen and legislation
  • Biostatistics and research methodology
  • French and communication techniques relationnell
  • English
Semester 6
  • Optical internship at an optician
  • Factory internship
  • Hospital internship
  • Research seminar
  • Optical internship at the institution's laboratory: tp on machine and optical glasses
  • Introduction to commercial law
  • The company: functions and management
  • Marketing and sales techniques
  • Management of the optical store
  • French and communication techniques (information and creation)
  • Visual rehabilitation
  • PFE
  • English

Professional Horizons

Young opticians have no trouble finding work. After several years of experience, an optician can, if he has a capital and the necessary knowledge in accounting and management, open his own shop.

Free practice:

Tooled with the know-how acquired during his training, a young optician can launch his own project as:

  • Optician
  • Optician Contactologist
  • Optician optometrist
  • Wholesaler of eyewear

As an employee:

  • Senior Technician in an optical chain
  • Senior Technician in an Ophthalmology Department

Conditions of admission

  • In the first year of a Bachelor's degree, students with a bachelor's degree or a diploma recognized as equivalent are admitted.
  • Are admitted in the second or third year of the license, the students having respectively succeeded one or two years of higher studies in the same specialty or in related specialties.
  • Admission in the 3rd year is also done on file with the holders of a diploma of higher technician (DEST, DUT) or a diploma sanctioning studies undergraduate (DEUPC) in the specialty or in related specialties.
Last updated Mar 2020

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L’UPSAT, faculté privée des sciences de la santé, a été fondée en 2001. Elle est pionnière dans l’enseignement universitaire paramédical en Tunisie. UPSAT est la première institution d’enseignement su ... Read More

L’UPSAT, faculté privée des sciences de la santé, a été fondée en 2001. Elle est pionnière dans l’enseignement universitaire paramédical en Tunisie. UPSAT est la première institution d’enseignement supérieur paramédical privé à être reconnue par le Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique ainsi que par le Ministère de la Santé. Read less