About Us

Optical Training Institute is a national provider of exam preparation and continuing education for opticians and ophthalmic medical personnel. For over twenty years it has helped thousands of opticians prepare for and pass the important National and State certifying exams in opticianry and obtain their professional credentials.

Online since 1996, opticaltraining.com was one of the first websites dedicated to education in opticianry. It has since become a leader in its field, providing ABO, NCLE and state approved CE's to thousands of certified and licensed opticians across the nation each year.

About the Director

Gerald R. Ludwin, B.A., FOAA, is an ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics, holds a Lifetime Teaching Credential with the California Community Colleges, served for five years as instructor of Ophthalmic Optics at Citrus College in Glendora, CA., and has been actively involved in all phases of the optical industry for over twenty years. He is the founder and director of the Optical Training Institute and author of the Exam Preparation Home Study Courses for Spectacle and Contact Lens Dispensers. Since 1988 thousands of opticians have prepared for National and State Certifying Examinations in opticianry under Mr. Ludwin's guidance and tutelage.