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The Ophthalmic Technician Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prepares students for an entry-level position in medical and surgical eye care including an ophthalmic technician. The program combines general education and technical courses with laboratory and clinical instruction. Students participate in a practicum experience at local ophthalmic clinics and practices. Upon completion of the professional and clinical coursework, students are eligible and required to sit for the international certifying examination at the Ophthalmic Technician level for employment in ophthalmology practices. Successful completion of the certification examination provides international certification for an Ophthalmic Technician.
The Ophthalmic Technician program is accredited by the International Council of Accreditation for Allied Ophthalmic Education Programs (ICA).
FSCJ’s Ophthalmic Technician A.S. program has received a status of continuing accreditation by the International Council of Accreditation for Allied Ophthalmic Education Programs (ICA). The recent peer review conducted by ICA recognizes the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. The next comprehensive evaluation of the program is scheduled to occur in 2023.
International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO)
Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO)
Consortium of Ophthalmic Technical Programs (COTP)
Jacksonville Ophthalmic Medical Assistants (JOMA)
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