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Performance Requirements: Ophthalmic Technician

You must meet the following performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare during your time in our program and throughout your career.

Physical Requirements

You must have:

  • Adequate visual acuity (with corrective lenses if needed) to identify, observe, and measure ophthalmic findings.
  • Hearing ability (with auditory aids if needed) to:
    • Understand the normal speaking voice
    • Hear alarms and emergency signals
  • Manual dexterity and motor function to operate ophthalmic equipment.
  • Adequate physical condition to:
    • Stand, walk, and sit for prolonged periods of time
    • Assist patients
    • Lift objects up to 25 pounds

Communication Requirements

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form by:
    • Speaking clearly and succinctly when:
      • Describing patient conditions
      • Obtaining ocular measurements
    • Writing legibly and correctly in patients’ records for legal documentation
  • Function safely under stressful conditions with the ability to:
    • Adapt to the ever-changing environment inherent in clinical situations involving patient care
  • Computer skills to:
    • Use a variety of software programs and the internet for research and course projects, including PowerPoint for presentations



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Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated September 20, 2021