Lecture: 15 clock hours to 1-semester credit
Lab: 30 clock hours to 1-semester credit
Extern/Intern: 45 clock hours to 1-semester credit
|OAP100||Vision Care Office Procedures||Lecture||45||3.0|
|OAP101||The Visual System||Lecture||45||3.0|
|OAP102||Basic Contact Lenses||Lecture/Lab||75||4.0|
|OAP104||Advanced Ophthalmic Techniques||Lecture/Lab||120||5.0|
The Ophthalmic Assistant program prepares the student to become part of the eye-care team, assisting doctors who specialize in the diagnosis of diseases of the eye (Ophthalmologists). The program is an entry-level course designed to follow the guidelines of the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO). However, we are not a part of the IJCAHPO
At the completion of this program the students will:
- Demonstrate technical competence when performing ophthalmic procedures.
- Demonstrate responsible, ethical and professional patient care.
- Employ components of effective communication.
- Demonstrate the ability to solve problems and think critically.