Prepare for an entry-level position in ophthalmology, one of the fastest growing healthcare segments. Through classroom lecture and labs, this program includes: anatomy and physiology of the eye, general principles of pharmacology, prescriptions, visual acuity, basic tonometry and glaucoma. Review ocular dressing procedures, equipment maintenance, instruments and other areas. Students who complete this program have the opportunity to gain certified ophthalmic assistant certification, which is the core level of certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. This is the entry-level pathway for students to begin a career as a certified allied health professional in ophthalmology. For more info and qualifications, please click here.