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 direct and indirect patient care. Includes case histories, visual acuity measurement, visual field testing, refractometry, contact lenses, instrument maintenance and assisting the doctor with minor ophthalmic surgery.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Programs (CoA-OP), 2025 Woodlane Dr., St. Paul, MN 55125-2998, (651) 731-7237, e-mail CoA-OMP@ jcahpo.org. Employment opportunities 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.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

AHL 100

Introduction to Patient Care

2

 

AHL 101

Essentials of Medical Terminology

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

 

 

General education/Humanities

1

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

 

AHL 102

Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professionals

1

 

AHL 103

Basic Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals

1

 

OPH 113

Ophthalmic Dispensing I

2

#

OPH 120

Basic Visual Examination

2

#

OPH 121

Visual Field Examination

2

#

OPH 130

Ocular Pharmacology

2

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

Electives

4

 

 

 

17

Semester Three

#

OPH 122

Retinoscopy and Refractometry

2

 

PSY 105

Personal Applications of Psychology

3

 

 

 

5

Semester Four

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

#

OPH 230

Practicum I

3

#

OPH 231

OPH Seminar I

1

#

OPH 232

Contact Lenses

3

#

OPH 237

Integrated Science for Ophthalmic Technicians

 

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Five

#

OPH 123

Ocular Motility Examination

2

#

OPH 240

Practicum II

3

#

OPH 241

OPH Seminar II

1

#

OPH 243

Ophthalmic Therapeutic Procedures

3

#

OPH 244

Advanced Ophthalmic Procedures

3

#

SRT 110

Introduction to Surgical Technology

1

 

HIS 151

History of the U.S. to 1877 or

 

 

PSC 150

American National Politics or

 

 

SSC 190

Contemporary Society

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

67

See OPH course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirement.

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

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

Coordinator: Debra Baker, Ext. 3442; E-mail: dbaker1@triton.edu