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Optics Program Helping Students At East High School

East High School students are learning about a different type of glass through the school's growing optics program.
East High School students are learning about a different type of glass through the school's growing optics program. 

Thanks to a partnership with Erie Community College, students in the program can earn college credit for their work. One of the program teachers, Logan Newman, says the two classes give students hands-on experience in a lucrative medical field. Student Tasheem Dozier says the program is giving him an advantage for when he graduates. 

" They learn all the first steps in making a pair of glasses. They learn what it means, what's wrong with people's eyes. They learn about the frames, all the measurements that they need to do, and they make a pair of glasses at the end of the year," Newman said.

"Some people, they just go straight into college without doing this, then they're, like, behind. They don't know as much as we do," Dozier said.

Dozier says he wants to study optometry in college. 


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