The Ophthalmic Assistant is a technical worker who assists an ophthalmologist in providing direct patient care as well as in medical office organization/administration. Duties include taking medical histories, vision testing, lensometry, basic tonometry, and the care and maintenance of equipment used in the clinical setting. Graduates will be qualified to sit for the national certification exam.
The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program admits one class each year in the fall session. Upon acceptance the program requires 2 semesters to complete. The program has limited enrollment.
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