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), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs, 2025 Woodlane Dr., St. Paul, MN 55125, (651) 731-7242. Employment opportunities in the field are excellent due to an increase in the number of support personnel employed by ophthalmologists and a rising demand of eye-care services.
Complete the MANDATORY application for Triton College.
In addition to fulfilling the selective admission health program requirements, candidates must complete the following general admission requirements: complete a Triton College application, submit applicable transcripts, take placement exams or demonstrate course equivalency, and complete new student orientation.
Complete the MANDATORY Selective Admission Application for Health Careers.
Note: 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 program's 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. Please register through our form below.
Ophthalmic Technician Program Coordinator
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3934
708-456-0300, Ext. 3717