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Top Optometry and Ophthalmic Technician Schools

Top Optometry and Ophthalmic Technician SchoolsOptometric and ophthalmic technician schools help prepare students to work with optometrists or ophthalmologists and assist with services such as vision testing and frame styling. The American Optometric Association (AOA) offers continuing education and certification information for paraoptometric professionals. The AOA lists some of the top optometric technician programs, a list that includes schools such as the following:

  1. Indiana University School of Optometry (Bloomington, IN)
  2. Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI)
  3. Miami Valley Career Technology Center (Clayton, Ohio

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Learn more about ophthalmic technician schools

In general, optometry and ophthalmic technician schools require a high school diploma or GED certificate, and these training programs offer technical diplomas, certificates or associate degrees. Coursework for optometric technologists and ophthalmic technicians covers basic optics, office procedures and technical topics such as the following:

  • Ophthalmic prescription and dispensing
  • Examination and diagnostic techniques
  • Contact lenses and lens surfacing
  • Use of instruments and equipment

Science-based studies include anatomy, physiology of the eye, common eye disorders and emergencies, and ocular pharmacology and toxicology. Some programs offer related subjects like medical terminology, health care ethics, psychology, microbiology and CPR. In addition to health care studies, schools may also require business and administrative courses, such as accounting, computer skills, finance and practice management.

This broad curriculum can help students of optometry and ophthalmic technician schools prepare for a wide range of duties and potential career opportunities. Graduates may assume the responsibilities of customer service, adjusting and repairing frames, verifying prescriptions, obtaining patient histories and maintaining patient charts. Technicians sometimes assist with billing processes and correspondence, maintaining and ordering supplies, and scheduling appointments.

Find ophthalmic technician schools through schoolsgalore.com

If you are interested in learning more about optometry and ophthalmic technician schools and colleges, you can search our site for information and resources. It's wise to check on a school's accreditation status and any state licensing requirements before enrolling in any program.

 

Sources:

American Optometric Association

Bureau of Labor Statistics(Health Technologists and Technicians, including ophthalmic medical technicians)

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