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An Ophthalmic Assistant is an allied health professional who functions as a member of the health care team in an Ophthalmology, Optometry, Optcian or Optical office setting. No previous experience is required to enter this program, but a professional and compassionate personality is necessary, and you should have a desire to assist patients with eyesight problems ranging from vision checks to surgical emergencies.
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The Austin Community College Ophthalmic Assistant program is a certification track that will lead participants into a demanding field that rewards its professionals with flexible hours and great compensation. Students will learn to assist patients with a variety of eyesight problems ranging from routine vision checks to conditions requiring surgery. Additional knowledge will be gained in:
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
- Fitting and dispensing contact lenses and eyeglasses
- Procedures for managing the entire medical practice
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If you have a high school diploma/GED, a proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills), are at least eighteen (18) years of age, have a clean criminal record, and have an American Heart Association approved card then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the program application located on this page and submit it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education registration office. Discover a career that will bring out the best in you!