Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting

Credential type  Certificate    International applicants  International applicants accepted    time-outline.svg  1 year

Learn the scientific principles essential to providing optimal eye care to patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and medical technologists.

Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting


Credential type  Diploma    International applicants  International applicants accepted    time-outline.svg  2 years

Be at the forefront of eye care practice, working as part of a multi-disciplinary vision care team — study ocular pathology, refracting and pharmacology, and business and retail aspects of the profession.


Optician eye device

A peek inside SAIT's vision care programs

Explore the vision care clinic and the equipment you'll use while you study.

Contact us

School of Health and Public Safety

R213, Senator Burns Building, SAIT Main Campus


Monday - Friday | 9 am - 4pm

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a view of the moutains and stream in between

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.