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Ophthalmic Technician Course

The ophthalmic technician program delivers information to the student in a logical manner starting with the the basics of anatomy and physiology of the eye and continuing through to ophthalmic diseases and disorders. A list of topics covered include:

  • Ocular anatomy and physiology
  • Clinic and personnel functions
  • History taking
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Slit lamp examination
  • Tonometry
  • Lensometry
  • Ophthalmic photography
  • Pupil assessment
  • Axial biometry
  • Ocular motility
  • Refraction
  • Contact lenses
  • Colour vision testing
  • Ophthalmic testing
  • Ophthalmic diseases and disorders

Each topic gets delivered as a lecture, and is followed by review sessions to ensure student understanding. Once appropriate, hands-ons sessions are held where the students have the opportunity to practice their skills on one another in a controlled environment. Once comfortable and proficient performing the skill in the lab environment, the students are then able to practice the skill under supervision in the clinical rotations.