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Eye care at MxCC

Envision Yourself in a Great Career

You would like to work in a medical-related field, but without the time and financial commitments in getting a PhD. Middlesex Community College has an affordable and flexible solution to meet your needs. Get started with an Associate Degree in Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing from Middlesex Community College today! This two-year degree program prepares students for future work as licensed opticians working to help others through the design and dispensing of eyeglasses, contact lenses and low-vision aids.

Eye Care Programs at MxCC

Program Coordinator

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Dr. Aarlan Aceto

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator of Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing
Phone: 860-343-5845
Email: aaceto@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Chapman Hall, Room 625

Vision Center & Eye care Clinics

The students of the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing program at Middlesex Community College run the MxCC Vision Center, located in the lower level of Chapman Hall. The center is available for students, faculty, and staff to purchase prescription glasses and contact lenses. Eyeglass and Contact Lens Clinics are also held regularly. They are open to students, faculty, and the public, offering free adjustments and cleanings and reasonable pricing on repairs*.

We offer accommodations for at need students. Please, contact clinic managers or Dr. Aarlan Aceto (Program Director) to discuss financial hardships.
*At patient’s discretion, Vision Center is not responsible for breakage.