The American Board of Opticianry NOCE Exam is a two-hour multiple-choice national certifying exam. It consists of six domains, Ophthalmic Optics; Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; Ophthalmic Products; Instrumentation; Dispensing Procedures; and Laws, Regulations and Standards.
I was eight years old when I put on my first pair of glasses. Dozens of colors all around me, plastic and square, metal and hexagonal. Except mine were metal and burgundy and I remember I hated wearing those round frames. When I look back at my frame choices over the past 15 years my first thought is, “who let me walk out of the optical shop like that?!” More and more questions surfaced once I started working in the optical field.