ISTANBUL AREL UNIVERSITY

ECTS Information Package

Opticianry Programme Associate's Degree, TYYÇ: Level 5, QF-EHEA: Short Cycle, EQF-LLL: Level 5

General Information

(Details of the programme are shown below.)
General Overview Early references to eyeglasses are notoriously suspect. Roger Bacon is said to have invented eyeglasses. Rumour has it, after he mentioned his invention to his friend, Goethals, Goethals revealed this secret to Spina, one of the monks in Pisa. Salvino D’Armate is usually credited with the invention of the first wearable eyeglasses. Most historians believe that eyeglasses were used in the last two decades of the 13th century and they became common and popular in mid 1400s. New retail companies began to appear in parallel to the demands of eyeglasses in developing societies. The demand and subsequent popularity of eyeglasses rose dramatically which led to the emergence of optical wholesalers were entirely dependent on the import of these goods. In the 1980s, a versatile innovation and development in the sector triggered further improvements in production, retailing, and laboratory work. The opticianry programme is a two-year programme of study which offers a blend of a health care and business management. It provides students with the concepts, theories, rules and applications of the discipline.