Ophthalmic Technician

Curriculum OPH.OPH.AAS (C217I)

Ophthalmic technology is a rapidly expanding field with a growing demand for qualified technicians.

The ophthalmic technician, under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist, assists in patient care. Ophthalmic technicians perform case histories, visual acuity measurement, visual field testing, refractometry, contact lenses care, and assist in minor ophthalmic surgery.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs (CoA-OMP), 2025 Woodlane Dr., St. Paul, NY 55125-2998. Employment opportunity in the field are excellent due to an increase in the number of support personnel employed by ophthalmologists and a rising demand for eye-care services.

Last Update Effective: 8/23/15

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

AHL 100

Introduction to Patient Care

2

 

AHL 101

Essentials of Medical Terminology

1

 

AHL 109

Drug Calculations

1

 

BIS 101

Human Biology1 or

 

#

BIS 136

Functional Human Anatomy I1

4

#

OPH 112

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology

3

#

OPH 114

Ophthalmic Optics

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

 

AHL 102

Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professionals

1

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

#

OPH 113

Spectacle Skills

2

#

OPH 130

Ocular Pharmacology

3

#

OPH 140

Ophthalmic Procedures I

4

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Three

#

OPH 141

Refractometry

2

#

OPH 245

Clinical Practicum I

1

 

 

 

3

Semester Four

 

 

General education/Humanities

3

#

OPH 210

Ophthalmic Procedures II

4

#

OPH 231

Ophthalmic Seminar I

1

#

OPH 232

Contact Lenses

4

#

OPH 246

Clinical Practicum III

4

 

 

 

16

Semester Five

#

OPH 225

Ocular Disease

3

#

OPH 241

Ophthalmic Seminar II

2

#

OPH 247

Clinical Practicum III

4

#

OPH 251

Ophthalmic Procedures III

4

 

 

 

13

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

67

Note: Ophthalmic technician courses must be taken according to assigned sequence number.

See OPH course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirement.

1BIS 101◊ or BIS 136◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Coordinator: Debra Baker, Ext. 3442; Email: debrabaker@triton.edu