Ophthalmic Technician

Students examining Optic Device

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 International Council for Accreditation (ICA), 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.


  • All students are required to undergo a criminal background check with the Illinois State Police. Students with a positive background check that contains disqualifying conditions may be prohibited from attending clinical rotations and/or securing future employment. Students are responsible for the cost of performing the background check.
  • All students must provide proof that they carry health insurance and CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider and first aid that is current for the duration of the Clinical Practicum I, II and III courses. Students are responsible for any costs to maintain these.

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.

Triton College Application

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

Health Careers Application

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 Degree Information Session Registration

UPDATE: All Information Sessions without a room number will be virtual. We invite you to register for a session by clicking the box above.



Additional Information

Contact Information

Lisa Maas
Lisa Maas, COT

Ophthalmic Technician, Chairperson
Office: H-143
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3934

Tiffany Irby
Health Careers Information Specialist 
Office: H-133 
708-456-0300, Ext. 3982 

Advising Department
Academic Advisors