Ophthalmic Assistant Training

Prepare for a Career in the Growing Field of Eye Care

Career Quest's Ophthalmic Assistant training program prepares you for a successful career in the eye care field in as little as 8 months. Your knowledge will put you in a strong position to get an entry-level job in eye care clinics and offices.

Greater need nationally for optical services means more opportunity for employment. Our ophthalmic assistant training program includes an externship in an eye care facility, providing real world work experience prior to graduation.

Upon completing our ophthalmic assistant training program, graduates are proficient in the basics of eye exams, ocular testing, eye anatomy and administrative office functions positioning them for the best ophthalmic assistant jobs.

Skills you’ll learn in the Ophthalmic Assistant program:
  • Ocular anatomy and pathology of eyes 
  • Taking ocular measurements and pressures
  • Ocular imaging
  • Ocular pharmacology
  • Obtain ocular, medical and family history
  • Perform basic eye exams
  • Medical ethics, terminology, legal and regulatory issues
  • Microsoft Office, office admin, billing and coding basic

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Possible career fields for the Ophthalmic Assistant Diploma program include:
  • Ophthalmic Assistant 

Available certifications:

  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) extensive clinical hours required before student is eligible to sit for the certification 

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“Before Career Quest, I had a job but I just wasn’t going anywhere. I was scared but I decided to give it a shot.  Now I’m the Secretary of the Student Council and ready to graduate!”