Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Through classroom lecture and labs, prepare for an entry-level position in ophthalmology. Learn anatomy and physiology of the eye; general principles of pharmacology, prescriptions for the eye, visual acuity; tonometry (basic) and glaucoma. Review ocular dressing procedures, maintenance of equipment and instruments and more.

Note: Although this program does not include a clinical rotation or national or state certification as part of its overall objectives, this program meets the requirements of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and the AAO’s Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Exam - which students may take after meeting certain work experience requirements.

Career Outlook in Michigan

37,763Median Earnings

197Annual Job Openings

10% 10 Year Employment Growth

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