How does Laramy-K's world class optician training program give you the edge?

More than ABO
OpticianWorks was not created as merely another me-too, pass the ABO, quickie study program, but was built with a specific purpose in mind. This is why our Ultimate ABO Study Guide section is free to everyone. The modest ambition of OpticianWorks is two-fold:
1. To improve the industry (and your pocketbook) by raising opticians’ standard of knowledge and expertise.
2. To help opticians achieve a higher level of success (defined by the you) by encouraging you to think differently about commonly held perceptions and what is possible.

Building Loyal Fans for Your Optical
To succeed in the age of Internet retail, customer experience is paramount. Your optical should be a destination. The biggest problem with opticians’ insistence on being “medical professionals” is that people don’t like going to the doctor. This is why OpticianWorks emphasizes business, craft, and customer experience OpticianWorks is the only program that covers every aspect of the daily working life for the optician and how you can improve them to achieve your goals

Did You Know That Laramy-K Lab Customers Have 100% Free Access To OpticianWorks?

That's right. Laramy-K lab customers have access to what we believe is the best online optician training available, 100% free of charge.

OpticianWorks Online Optician Training

The NEW updated Ultimate ABO Study ebook is now available for free instant download on our optician training site, along with greatly expanded and improved review tests available within the membership program.

Built By Experienced Opticians
Constant review, additions, and updates keep the content fresh. OpticianWorks employs industry experts for content in specialty areas. OpticianWorks is built and designed by opticians for the purpose of building better opticians.

Personal Support
OpticianWorks members have direct access to the people that build our content. Members can request additional help, make suggestions, and even offer to contribute.
I had been the apprentice of a true master optician back in the 1980’s. Last year, after taking off two decades to raise my family, I was looking to re-enter opticianry. Although basic optics haven't changed in that time, so much else in the industry had. I didn't know how I could quickly get up to speed to sit for my state board exams. was truly a game changer for me! The basic (free) ABO Guide was good for helping me pass the ABO, but then I discovered the paid portion. It was there that I found endless tools, in the form of videos, charts, explanations, formulas, and links, that opened my eyes to all that was possible, both in passing my necessary tests, and in becoming a true professional.

Thank you for creating and maintaining such a professional and detailed resource, and at such an affordable price, too! I am a fan of quality overall, wherever I find it. So many things are shoddily done these days, but the quality of your site truly shows.

Pam DiPrima


Even if you aren't a lab customer for only $12.99/month, you owe it to yourself or your staff to head on over to Laramy-K OpticianWorks and get your optician training on!

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About the ABO

The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification is a basic credential in the optical industry, particularly in the United States. Established to uphold minimum standards in opticianry, the ABO certification plays a crucial role helps ensure that opticians possess some of the necessary knowledge and skills to provide optician services to the public.

Opticians are professionals who specialize in fitting eyeglasses and contact lenses, based on prescriptions provided by ophthalmologists or optometrists. They are also trained in advising patients/customers on various types of lenses, frames, and contact lenses, taking into account the visual needs and lifestyle preferences of each individual. The ABO certification is designed to validate an optician's proficiency in these areas.

To obtain ABO certification, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination that tests their knowledge in several key areas. These include optical principles, lens dispensing, frame adjustment and repair, and basic ocular anatomy and physiology. The exam also covers important aspects of patient care, such as interpreting prescriptions and understanding the legal and ethical responsibilities of opticians.

In the optical industry, the ABO certification serves as a minimum standard of professional competence. It reassures patients and employers alike that an optician has met nationally recognized standards. For opticians, the certification can enhance professional credibility, potentially leading to better job opportunities and career advancement. It also fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment, knowing that they have achieved a level of expertise recognized by their peers and the industry.

Furthermore, in some states, ABO certification is a prerequisite for licensure.

The Laramy-K OpticianWorks training program will not only help you pass the ABO NOCE exam, but will help fill in the gaps so you or your staff can become outstanding opticians.