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Ophthalmic Assistant

Job Description

Ophthalmic Assistants take patient medical histories, instruct patients about medications, tests, and procedures, perform various vision and diagnostic tests, assist ophthalmologists with patient procedures, and coordinate patient scheduling. Ophthalmic assistants enjoy virtually unlimited job opportunities nationwide and internationally because of their specialized skills. Positions are usually located in private practices, hospitals, clinics, university research facilities, and in the U.S. military. Ophthalmic assistants have many opportunities for career advancement.

Program Description

This program (total of 84 hours) prepares students to enter the ophthalmic medical personnel field as Ophthalmic Assistants. Ophthalmic Assistants perform duties as assigned by the ophthalmologist for whom they work. All aspects of the Ophthalmic Assistant’s role will be covered in a classroom setting and clinical/hands-on sessions. Upon earning the college certificate, students must complete 1,000 hours of paid work experience under ophthalmologic supervision to be eligible for the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology Certification. For more information on the certification options, visit the website

Lectures will be held on campus and the clinical/hands-on experience will be held at a local eyecare centers located in Shelton or Trumbull. Students must provide their own transportation.

Please be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, externships or certifications associated with certain Allied Health courses or programs. Those with previous convictions may also find it difficult to secure employment within a healthcare setting.

Dates 09/30/24 - 12/07/24


  • Days: Monday, Thursday
  • Class Times: 6pm - 8:30pm
  • CRN: 80553
  • Tuition: $2,129
  • Instructor: Benjamin Miller

Clinical (Shelton or Trumbull)

Saturdays: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7

9am - 3pm