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About Our Program

This 2-part 56 hour certificate program will prepare you for a career as an Ophthalmic Assistant. Part I will provide the foundation of knowledge regarding the basics required for all healthcare practices and an in depth understanding of ocular anatomy, and physiology, diseases and treatments as well as pointed histories, pharmacology and basic skills. Additional fee for textbook. Certificate of completion awarded upon successful completion of both courses.

Note: Many sessions will be offsite; students must provide transportation for these offsite sessions. Students are expected to be a high school graduate or equivalent, and should possess strong math skills

Courses must be taken in sequential order
Fall CoursesSpring Courses
Ophthalmic Assistant, Part IOphthalmic Assistant, Part II

Certificate of Completion

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of both courses.

About Our Instructor

Jane T. Shuman, COT, COE, OCS, President of Eyetechs, Inc., is a nationally recognized authority on clinical flow, scheduling and technician education. She worked in a high volume ophthalmology practice for over fifteen years and founded Eyetechs Inc. in 1999. Ms. Shuman has taught countless seminars on the integral aspects of today’s busy ophthalmic practice, including the annual conferences of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators. She has published numerous articles in publications such as Review of Ophthalmology, Administrative Eyecare, Ophthalmology Management and Eyeworld.