Eye Care Assistant (EYE)

  • EYE 1101 
    Principles of Eye Care Assistant I

    8  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the profession of eye care assistant, including education on career options in optometry/ophthalmology. Concepts such as medical ethics, regulatory, and legal issues, communication skills, safety, general and ocular anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, and history taking will be introduced. Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology 1500 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Health Sciences 1110 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. (5 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 8 clinical hours)

  • EYE 1102 
    Principles of Eye Care Assistant II

    8  credit hours

    Students will build upon the concepts learned in Eye Care Assistant I. Additionally, the role of the eye care assistant in ocular surgery will be emphasized. Teachings include other topics such as ocular imaging procedures, optometrist/ophthalmic photography and visual aids for the partially sighted. Prerequisite: Eye Care Assistant 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (5 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 8 clinical hours)

  • EYE 1103 
    Principles of Eye Care Assistant III

    9  credit hours

    Eye Care Assistant III will reinforce concepts and expand upon clinical experiences. Differentiation between blindness and partial blindness, impact of sight and potential reading problems in children, and tests used to evaluate vision will be presented. Preparation for the certification examination is included. Prerequisite: Eye Care Assistant 1102 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (4 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 16 clinical hours)

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