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Prepare for a Career in the Growing Field of Eye Care
Are you interested in joining the healthcare field with the flexibility of earning a degree? Career Quest Learning Centers offers numerous healthcare programs, including training in ophthalmic assistance.
Career Quest’s ophthalmic assistant training program prepares you for a successful career in the eye care field in as little as 35 weeks. Your knowledge will put you in a strong position to get an entry-level job in eye care clinics and offices.
What Is an Ophthalmic Assistant?
The ophthalmic assistant works closely alongside your ophthalmologist, collecting patient records and data so a final diagnosis can be made. They can also help with basic eye function tests and explain procedures and treatments to patients.
The national demand for optical services means more opportunity for employment in this field. 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 work. With these skills, you’ll be in a great position to land an ophthalmic assistant job.
Optometry vs Ophthalmology
Contrary to what some people think, there’s a big difference between optometry and ophthalmology.
Optometrists are eye doctors. They can examine your eyes and make diagnoses as well as issue treatments.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors. If you have a specific eye condition, they can perform medical interventions or surgery.
Skills You’ll Learn in 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
Possible career fields for the ophthalmic assistant training program include:
- Ophthalmic Assistant
- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA): extensive clinical hours required before student is eligible to sit for the certification
Prepare to Join the Healthcare Field with Education
There’s no need to settle for a dissatisfying job when you could land a fulfilling career instead. The team at our Lansing campus wants to teach you all the technical and interpersonal skills needed to flourish as an ophthalmic assistant.