Mar 24, 2023
VC 140 - Ophthalmic Assisting
Credit Hours: 2
A course designed for ophthalmic assistants. Topics include ophthalmic medical history taking and guidelines, screening and emergency procedures, pre-testing and surgical procedures, and ophthalmic instrumentation.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of and ability to take a relevant, concise ophthalmic history;
- identify basic anatomy and physiology of the eye;
- demonstrate knowledge of the basic concept of the field of vision and instrument use;
- demonstrate knowledge of ophthalmic ointments and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each;
- demonstrate knowledge of and instrument use;
- distinguish between objective and subjective autorefraction;
- demonstrate basic knowledge of and ability to perform color vision test and use of Amsler grid;
- identify basic ophthalmic emergencies and procedures;
- demonstrate basic knowledge of microbial control, sanitation, disinfection, sterilization and contamination;
- identify basic ophthalmic instrumentation and their uses, and perform basic maintenance; and
- demonstrate knowledge of HIPAA and how it influences policy, procedure and duties in the ophthalmic health care setting.