: Ophthalmic Assistants play a vital role in eye care. They perform ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This course provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient office management. This course also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye.Instructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification
: Upon successful completion of our Ophthalmic Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Ophthalmic Assistant and will be prepared, in part, to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Certification (COA-A3) by taking the JCAHPO Career Advancement Tool Quiz or to sit for the National Opticianry Competency Examination administered by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO).
**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel by Harold Stein, Raymond Stein, & Melvin Freeman
Computer Requirements are as follows:
* Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
* Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
* Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
* Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
* 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
*Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
*Google Chrome is highly recommended
*Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
* Cookies MUST be enabled
* Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
* Kindle Reader App
* Adobe PDF Reader
* Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
* Adobe Flash Player
* Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
* PowerPoint Viewer