Optometric Assistant Training

  • Collage of Optometric Classes with teachers and students


    Classes return this Fall.

    If you dream of assisting doctors and patients while working in a high-tech medical environment, then this is your ideal job training program! Optometric Assistants work with optometrists to assist patients with front-office customer service and eyewear selection needs. On the job training opportunities guaranteed with potential for hire to all students who successfully complete the in class program.

    Program includes:

    • In-class training
    • Vision health & eyewear training
    • Customer service & soft skills
    • Computer applications & social media


    Interested candidates must attend an orientation and be assessed for literacy skills.

    Classes will resume in the Fall semester.



    Contact CTE Coordinator, Stephanie Kriebel at 650-558-2119 or skriebel@smuhsd.org.


    This class is presented by San Mateo Adult School and ACCEL San Mateo County.


    Photo credits: Alena Bashko, SMAS student


Student testimonial

  • "I highly recommend the Optometric Assistant program! Our teacher was just the best. She has a slew of experience in the field, and I looked forward to class every time. Thanks to the support of the school and our devoted teacher I was able to get my foot in the door of optical, which I didn't think was a possibility when I thought about changing careers!"

    - Laurie Tanjuatco, program graduate