Ophthalmic technicians are involved directly with patient care. Working under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist, they are responsible for testing and measuring eye functions.
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Why choose Ophthalmic Technician?
- Help & care for others in eyecare settings
- Establish interpersonal relationships with dental patients & team members
- Use specialized ophthalmic equipment & technology to measure & document patients' eye statuses
- Develop ongoing relationships with patients as well as your eyecare team
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Use ophthalmic equipment to test patients' visions & eye functions
- Teach patients how to use & take care of their corrective lenses
- Take & document patients' medical histories
- Record treatment information in patient records
- Maintain & sterilize medical equipment
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
- You will be in constant contact with others—both work colleagues & patients
- These personality traits will help you succeed in your work as an Ophthalmic Technician:
- Attention to detail
- Accuracy in your tasks
- Desire to help others
- Ease with routine
Ophthalmic Technician is a selective admission program.
After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Ophthalmic Technician Program.
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We plan to apply for initial accreditation of this new program through the International Council of Accreditation (ICA).
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|CRT1||Ophthalmic Assistant I||15||$960|
|CRT2||Ophthalmic Assistant II||32||$2,048|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Updated September 07, 2021