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 assistant and eye 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 allowing students to gain optometry jobs and to become a certified ophthalmic technician.
The Ophthalmic Technician program is accredited by the International Council of Accreditation (ICA).
FSCJ’s Ophthalmic Technician A.S. program has received a status of continuing accreditation by the International Council of Accreditation (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.
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Personnel in Ophtalmology
Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology
Consortium of Ophthalmic Technical Programs (COTP)
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