Ophthalmic Medical Assistant - Eye Care Training

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Course Description

Keep your eyes focused on this rewarding career! Learn more about this fascinating, rewarding, and growing profession. Assist in the effort to prevent, detect, diagnose and manage conditions that can interfere with one of our most precious senses: sight. The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant holds an important, responsible position, providing eye doctors with the initial evaluation of the patient. This exciting career will prepare you in initiating the patient exam, measuring and recording vital status, and performing diagnostic procedures. They are valuable members of the eye care team. This program has been designed by local eye doctors to meet area needs.

Included in the course are 90 hours devoted to a core curriculum consisting of classroom work with practical laboratories and 80 hours of clinical experience. The two-week clinical of actual supervised hands-on practice in affiliated ophthalmic offices gives added value to this course! Students will be supervised but are expected to become members of the patient care team.

Topics include:
* Basic computer skills
* Knowledge of patient services
* Basic skills and lensometry
* Basic tonometry
* Instrument maintenance
* General medical background

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Greenville Technical College certificate as an Ophthalmic Assistant. Graduates from the program are encouraged to take the certification exam to become Certified Ophthalmic Assistants.

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED.

Please note: this course has Prerequisites

Dates:January 19 - May 17, 2017   Check for other Dates
Meets:Th and M from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM , 30 session(s)
Location:BMC 272
Fee: $1,205.00

Mandatory $40 Clinical Fee Textbook: Ophthalmic Medical Assisting (AAO 5th Edition), available at Greenville Technical College Bookstore, approximate cost $162.75 MUST call 250-8800 to register and pay for CPR class ($65 fee plus $15 book) which must be completed prior to clinicals. Students are required to complete HIPAA Privacy Training, and OSHA online courses before clinicals. *Clinical dates: 5/4 - 5/17/2017, M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Uniform: White Scrubs , white tennis shoes, top the color of your choice.

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