Optometric Assistant Certificate (NEW)

Optometric assistants are educated and trained to work in eye care; the program emphasizes the unique duties required of an optometric assistant in providing quality vision care services to patients. The technical training includes optometric terminology, optical properties of light, patient pretesting skills, frame and lens selection, eyeglass adjustment, contact lens patient education, ocular anatomy and physiology, visual training and practice management. The Introduction to Clinical Practice course is a preceptorship experience and is an important part of the curriculum.
  • Perform patient pre-testing including visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, pupil testing, pressure inside the eye, corneal curvature, peripheral vision and blood pressure
  • Order, verify and provide patient education for contact lenses
  • Select, order, verify and adjust eyeglasses
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