Optometric Assisting

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The Optometric Assisting program is designed to prepare students for employment in the eye care profession. Optometric assistants work with optometrists and other eye-care professionals. Course work includes ocular anatomy and physiology, eye diseases, refractive errors, vision testing, special diagnostic testing, fitting eyeglasses and contact lenses, and business management of the eye care office.  Program approved by the American Optometric Association.

Program Mission Statement: The Mission of the Optometric Assisting Program at Manatee Technical Institute is to meet the eye care assisting needs of the eye care professionals in our community. Through hands-on learning with advanced technology, the Optometric  Assisting Program graduates will acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge that will enable them to succeed and progress in their career and future in the eye care profession.

 

Allied Health programs application

Certification/Licensure

Optometric Assisting students are eligible to sit for the Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination upon program completion.

Course Sequence/Occupational Completion Points

OCP

Course Number

Course Title

Course Length

Time to Complete*

A

HSC0003

   Basic Healthcare Worker

90 hours

1 month

B

OPT0005

   Optometric Assistant 1

330 hours

3.3 months

   OPT0006

   Optometric Assistant 2

330 hours

3.3 months

OPT0007

   Optometric Assistant 3

330 hours

3.3 months

    Total/Full Time Student
1080 hours
10.8 months

*Time to complete is approximate and based on full time attendance.

For more information regarding career details, as well as the skills necessary to be successful as a Optometric Assistant, follow these links:

Basic Health Care Worker

Optometric Assistant

 

Instructors

Hutchison

Counselor

krughr@manateeschools.net

Job Placement Rate

Coming Soon

On-time Completion Rate

100%