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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.
About the Program
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.
The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant CE program consists of six (6) course sections:
- EMSP-1026 Heartsaver
- HPRS-1006 Medical Terminology
- OPTS-1019 Vision Care office procedures
- OPTS-1011 Visual Systems
- OPTS-2041 Ophthalmic techniques
- OPTS-2045 Advanced Ophthalmic Techniques
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion which must then be followed up by 1,000 hours under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.
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 download and complete the program application and submit it to the program coordinator.
Register for Courses
Follow this tutorial to select courses, build your schedule, and register for CE courses.