• Doctor doing an eye exam

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

An Ophthalmic Medical Assistant assists with eye examinations and provides patient education.

In this entry level position, OPMA’s conduct patient histories, set up and clean up exam rooms, provide patient education and assist with eye exams. After successful completion of this training, passing the course exam and obtaining six months of experience, students are eligible to sit for certification through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.

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Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Courses

AHL 704 Ophthalmic Clinical

Complete the coursework necessary to become a certified Ophthalmic Medical Assistant through this 99-hour clinical placement. Apply material learned in the classroom/lecture portion of this program including the operation of the front desk and back office duties related to the ophthalmic medical practice.

AHE 781 Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Successful completion of all courses in the series, passing the exam and the end of the program and six months of experience in the field leads to eligibility to sit for the certifying exam with Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.