ABO-NCLE Masters Programs

ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics Designation

The ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics designation demonstrates to the public and colleagues that an individual has attained a superior level in ophthalmic dispensing. Any optician who is currently certified by the American Board of Opticianry and has passed the ABO Advanced Exam and has completed one renewal cycle as an Advanced Certificant is eligible to enroll in the program.

Please visit the link to the left to learn more about the ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics designation. 

NCLE Master in Contact Lens Technology Designation

The NCLE Master in Contact Lens Technology designation demonstrates to the public and colleagues that an individual has attained a superior level in Contact Lens Technology. Any Certified Contact Lens Practitioner who is currently Advanced Certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners for at least one complete three-year renewal cycle, and satisfies one of the following additional qualifications is eligible to apply for this designation.

* Have written two published NCLE-approved Advanced Level III articles in a recognized Opticianry or Contact Lens educational publication, or 

* An NCLE-approved Speaker with two NCLE-approved Advanced Level III Courses, or

* Have one published NCLE-approved Advanced Level III article AND one NCLE-approved Advanced Level III Course for which you are the NCLE-approved Speaker

Candidates are required to submit proof of their qualifications along with the completed application. The NCLE Masters Committee will review the application and confirm the candidate’s qualifying criteria. Upon approval by this Committee, the title of NCLE Master of Contact Lens Technology (NCLEM) is conferred and your certificate will be prepared and mailed.

Please click on the link to the left to download the NCLE Master in Contact Lens Technology Application.

Master Designation Renewal Requirements

Those Advanced Certificants with a Masters Designation are required to comply with the Advanced Certification Renewal Requirements.