NCLE Prep Study Course: Become a Specialist in Contact Lens Fitting

Unlock Your Potential as a Certified Contact Lens Specialist with Expert Carrie Wilson is proud to offer an in-depth NCLE preparation course designed by Carrie Wilson, a seasoned educator and Contact Lens Examiner Master with over 25 years of experience. This course is tailored to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a contact lens specialist and pass the NCLE exam confidently.

About Carrie Wilson

Carrie Wilson, NCLEM, MA, MBA, brings a passion for teaching to every aspect of this course. As the owner of Optigal Consulting and a professor of ophthalmic science at the College of Southern Nevada, Carrie has a rich background in breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand lessons. Her experience as a national lecturer and her involvement in setting industry standards make her uniquely qualified to lead you through this comprehensive study program.

Why Choose OpticianWorks NCLE Course?

  • Expertly Designed by Carrie Wilson: Benefit from Carrie’s extensive experience and engaging teaching style.
  • Complete and Detailed Syllabus: Covering all essential topics from basic concepts to advanced fitting techniques.
  • Flexible Learning Options: Access your course materials anytime, anywhere, to study at your own pace.
  • Email Support: Ask Carrie or John questions about the course or program any time.
  • Newly updated NCLE course with over 300 practice questions

Join OpticianWorks today to prepare for your NCLE exam.


The NCLE Examination or the National Contact Lens Examination is a multiple-choice exam that tests your knowledge of the use of contact lenses. Most states will require the “written” NCLE and a practical exam as well for you to practice as a contact lens dispenser.

Detailed NCLE Study Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Contact Lenses

  • Introduction to Contact Lenses
  • A Day in the Life of a CL Specialist
  • Daily Schedule Example

Module 2: New Opticians & Contact Lenses (By John Seegers)

  • Opticians & Contacts: The Basics

Module 3: Getting to Know Contact Lenses

  • The Soft & Hard of It
  • Anatomy of a Lens
  • Contact Lens Design
  • Materials & Terms

Module 4: Anatomy & Physiology for Contacts

  • It’s All Greek To Me
  • The Ocular Adnexa
  • The Pre-Corneal Tear Film
  • The Cornea
  • The Sclera, Limbus & Conjunctiva
  • Abnormalities

Module 5: The Biomicroscope – Slit Lamp

  • Parts of The Slit Lamp
  • Setting Up The Slit Lamp For Use
  • Order of Examination
  • Illumination

Module 6: The Keratometer

  • Parts of The Keratometer
  • Using A Keratometer
  • Limitations Of A Keratometer
  • Auto-Keratometers & Corneal Topographers

Module 7: Indications – Contraindications For Use

  • Astigmatism
  • Ocular & Lifestyle Indications/Contraindications

Module 8: Soft Contact Lens Wear

  • Soft Contact Lens Materials
  • Contact Lens Modality & Parameters
  • Evaluating Fit
  • Fitting Of Soft Toric Contact Lenses
  • Lens Scribes
  • LARS & Over Refraction

Module 9: Fitting Spherical Gas Permeable Lenses

  • Apical Clearance
  • Lid Attachment
  • Optics For Rigid Lenses
  • Insertion & Assessment – Diagnostic Fitting
  • Subjective Assessment

Module 10: Fitting Toric Gas Permeable Lenses

  • Toric Designs
  • Fitting Philosophies
  • Empirical Fitting
  • Diagnostic Fitting

Module 11: Contacts For Presbyopia Treatment

  • Multifocal Lens Patient Selection
  • Monovision
  • Alternating Bifocals AKA Translating Designs
  • Simultaneous Designs
  • How To Fit & Options For Astigmatism

Module 12: Considerations In Extended Wear

  • Patient Selection
  • Lens Fitting & Extended Wear Materials
  • Adaptation
  • Follow Up

Module 13: In Office Verification

  • Measurements
  • Base Curve – Front Curve
  • Lens Power

Module 14: Contact Lens Delivery & Care

  • Instructions For Soft Lens Wearers
  • Instructions For GP Wearers
  • Contact Lens Care Systems
  • Ensuring Patient Compliance
  • I&R Handouts

Module 15: Follow Up Examination

  • S.O.A.P
  • Subjective
  • Objective
  • Assessment
  • Plan

Module 16: The Need For CL Specialists

  • The Need For Contact Lens Specialists
  • Break Out Session Mock CE

Module 17: NCLE Basic Exam Prep

  • You & The NCLE
  • NCLE Prep Quizzes
  • NCLE Mock Exam
  • Quiz: Contacts For Opticians

Who Should Enroll in the NCLE Contact Lens Specialist Program?

This course is ideal for optometry students, new and experienced opticians, and any eye care professionals aiming to specialize or refresh their contact lens fitting skills.

Enroll Now and Take the First Step Towards Becoming a Contact Lens Specialist!

Ready to dive deep into the world of contact lenses with Carrie Wilson’s expert guidance? Enroll today and start your journey to success on the NCLE exam and beyond!

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What is the NCLE exam?
The NCLE (National Contact Lens Examiners) exam is a certification test that evaluates the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a qualified contact lens technician. It covers topics like contact lens fitting, patient care, and compliance with industry standards.

Who can take the NCLE exam?
Eligibility to take the NCLE exam typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum age of 18. Experience in an optometric or ophthalmological setting is also recommended.

How do I register for the NCLE exam?
Registration for the NCLE exam is available online through the official ABO-NCLE website. You will need to pay a registration fee, which varies depending on whether you are a member of affiliated professional organizations.

What topics are included in the NCLE exam?
The exam covers a wide range of topics related to contact lenses. The content areas consist of: prefit, preparation and evaluation; diagnostic fit and evaluation; lens dispensing, patient education and delivery procedures; follow-up visits with patient/customer; and administrative issues.

What are the recommended study materials for the NCLE exam?
The OptiicianWorks Contact Lens Specialist + NCLE Prep course, of course!

How should I study for the NCLE exam?
Effective study strategies include reviewing the NCLE content outline, practicing with sample questions, and engaging in study groups or preparatory courses. It’s advised to start preparing several months in advance

What types of questions are on the NCLE exam?
The NCLE exam consists of multiple-choice questions that test both theoretical knowledge and practical applications related to contact lens fitting and maintenance.

What if I fail the NCLE exam?
If you fail the NCLE exam, you can retake it, although there may be a mandatory waiting period and additional fees. The number of retakes may be limited, so it’s important to prepare thoroughly for each attempt

What are the benefits of passing the NCLE exam?

Passing the NCLE exam qualifies you as a certified contact lens technician, enhancing your credibility and job prospects in the field. Certification may lead to higher pay and more advanced career opportunities, and it demonstrates a commitment to professional development and adherence to industry standards.]