Ophthalmic Technician (OPTH)

  • OPTH 2101 
    Ophthalmic Technician I

    4  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the profession of ophthalmic technician, including education on career options in optometry/ophthalmology. Basic eye care assistant knowledge and skills will be expanded on and intermediate skills introduced. Concepts such as clinical optics and biometry will be introduced. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours, 8 clinical hours)

  • OPTH 2102 
    Ophthalmic Technician II

    5  credit hours

    Students will expand their skills of clinical optics and biometry. Students will also be introduced to various eye diseases and disease processes. Prerequisite: OPTH 2101 with a grade of C or better. (4 lecture hours, 8 clinical hours)

  • OPTH 2103 
    Ophthalmic Technician III

    5  credit hours

    Ophthalmic Technician III will be a culmination of information and skills learned as an eye care assistant and ophthalmic technician. Introduction of systemic diseases and how they affect the eyes will be discussed. Preparation for the Certified Ophthalmic Technician examination is included. Prerequisite: OPTH 2102 with a grade of C or better. (4 lecture hours, 8 clinical hours)

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