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. This includes case histories, visual acuity measurement, visual field testing, refractometry, contact lenses, instrument maintenance and assisting the doctor with minor ophthalmic surgery.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1570, Chicago, Ill. 60601, in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel, 2025 Woodlane Drive, St. Paul, MN 55125-2995, (612) 731-2944. 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.
Click HERE to complete the MANDATORY Selective Admission Application for Health Careers. Applicants should not apply to the Ophthalmic Technology program until they have completed the prerequisite requirements and have taken some of the classes that are a part of the programs curriculum. Acceptance is awarded every Fall semester.
Attendance at an Information Session is REQUIRED in order to apply for admission to this program. By attending an information session, you will learn what is expected of you as an applicant, as well as the functionality of the program. Information Session information can be obtained by calling (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3545 or click HERE for Ophthalmic Technician Information Session Registration.
• Ophthalmic Technician Degree (Associate in Applied Science Degree - C217I)
• Ophthalmic Technician Courses
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(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3442