Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Certificate Program

This hybrid program, consisting of classroom, clinical, and online training, is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the role of an ophthalmic assistant in an ophthalmological (eye-care) practice. It is open to employees of an ophthalmological office and students interested in entering the profession. Learn how to perform preliminary mechanical and technical procedures that assist in diagnosis and treatment. Course material is covered in online presentations and on-campus clinical segments, as well as off-campus clinical training to expose you to essential bodies of knowledge and skill. You will learn about eye anatomy and physiology, ocular pathology, optics, use of lenses and contact lenses, the elements of a comprehensive eye exam, measurement of intraocular pressure, subjective and objective refraction, visual field measurement, medical ethics and HIPAA regulations, ophthalmic instruments and their care, infection control, and ophthalmic surgical assisting.