Ophthalmic Technician Training Program

Diploma in Ophthalmic Technician

Program Overview, Ophthalmic Technician

Ophthalmic Technician Trainging Program & Certification

Available At These Locations:
Delray Beach Campus – West Palm Beach, Florida Area

Our Ophthalmic Technician Training Program Offers:

  • Classroom learning lead by qualified, instructors.
  • Hands-on experience in our clinical laboratories.
  • Training on the most advanced machinery in the workforce.

What Does An Ophthalmic Technician Do?

Under the direct supervision of an Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmic Technician are generally responsible for the following duties:

  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Assist with Basic eye exam procedures and techniques
  • Instruct patients in insertion, removal, and care of various kinds of contract lenses
  • Perform lid eversion and tear production testing
  • Learn keratometry and corneal topography and their application
  • Perform Visual field testing
  • Assist with Slit lamp examination
  • Measurement of intraocular pressure, scanning laser
  • Assist with office and operating room surgical procedures
  • Assist with the use and effects of ophthalmic pharmacologic agents to include topical, oral, and injected medications.
  • Assist with ophthalmic photography, digital photography and imaging, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and scanning laser imaging.
  • Assist with ultrasound techniques and light based imaging
  • Assist with intraocular lens calculation and selection.
  • Perform Administrative procedure

A Hands-on Approach to Healthcare Training

At Cambridge you’ll be trained to perform clinical procedures that include: Under the direct supervision of an Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmic Technician are generally responsible for the following duties:

Preparing patients for exams, Assist with Basic eye exam procedures and techniques, Instruct patients in insertion, removal, and care of various kinds of contract lenses, Perform lid eversion and tear production testing, Learn keratometry and corneal topography and their application, Perform Visual field testing, Assist with Slit lamp examination, Measurement of intraocular pressure, scanning laser, Assist with office and operating room surgical procedures, Assist with the use and effects of ophthalmic pharmacologic agents to include topical, oral, and injected medications. Assist with ophthalmic photography, digital photography and imaging, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and scanning laser imaging. Assist with ultrasound techniques and light based imaging, Assist with intraocular lens calculation and selection. These classes at Cambridge are unsurpassed in terms of personal attention and student preparation.

We are committed to academic and clinical excellence that ensures high-quality and hands-on instruction leading to superior patient care. Our facilities are equipped with industry current technology and medical equipment. Our staff and instructors are skilled, experienced professionals in their field. Each of our graduates is fully trained and prepared to immediately work as a healthcare professional.

After graduating and earning your diploma Ophthalmic Technician program at Cambridge, you’ll be able to take the Certified Ophthalmic Technician exam.

A Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) assists ophthalmologists in medical and surgical eye care and patient eye treatment. Daily duties involve administering ocular medication and performing vision measurements. These technicians are also responsible for sterilizing ophthalmic equipment after use. Many hours spent standing might be involved, and patience and tact might be called for when dealing with various patients. Ophthalmic technicians need listening skills in order to accurately document patients’ histories.



Job Outlook

Employment for Ophthalmic Technician is expected to grow faster than the national average for all other occupations. Employment for Ophthalmic Technician is expected to grow 34% from 2008 to 2018. Being trained as an Ophthalmic Technician helps Cambridge graduates to become more marketable in the competitive healthcare employment landscape.

Overall, as the healthcare industry expands through technological advances in medicine along with the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for all types of healthcare workers.

Source:
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Careers

Overview

As a graduate of the Ophthalmic Technician program at Cambridge, you’ll have a wide variety of employment opportunities. Because this program prepares you to perform a multitude of tasks, you’ll have an advantage in securing and succeeding as an employee in healthcare facilities.

Certification

A certified ophthalmic technician (COT) assists ophthalmologists in medical and surgical eye care and patient eye treatment. Daily duties involve administering ocular medication and performing vision measurements. These technicians are also responsible for sterilizing ophthalmic equipment after use. Many hours spent standing might be involved, and patience and tact might be called for when dealing with various patients. Ophthalmic technicians need listening skills in order to accurately document patients’ histories.

How To Become A Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Completing this program and earning your diploma at Cambridge takes 37.5 weeks. You will then be ready to take your certification exam. While these credentials are not necessary for employment as ophthalmic technician, such credentials can be earned after graduation.