How to become a certified Ophthalmic Technician

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How to become a certified Ophthalmic Technician
To begin career as a technician certified in ophthalmology, you must have a high school diploma, general
education, study chemistry, biology and anatomy / physiology in high school. Once you obtained your
GED, you can start a formal education and watch programs approved by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education or CAAHEP. These programs offer courses that meet the
standards set by the Commission. To become a certified ophthalmic technician, you must complete at
least one year of training. To increase your salary level and knowledge base, you can complete a two-
year program and obtain an associate degree.
In addition to the training necessary to become an ophthalmic technician, you must also have the skills
that make tasks easier. You must also have excellent manual dexterity, comfortable with computers;
communicate effectively with patients, other technicians and professionals. Become a certified eye tech
is the first step in your career, and provides many opportunities for progression. After becoming
technician in a few years, you have opportunity to become a director or director of the laboratory.
Ophthalmic technicians work with ophthalmologists to check comfort and efficiency of eyeglasses and
contact lenses. To become a certified ophthalmic technician takes several years of training in addition to
a recertification every three years. For more information about ophthalmology Job opportunities, please
email at [email protected] or call at 617-429-6155
About Us is an ophthalmology clinical job site specializing in catering to the needs of both
ophthalmic job seekers and ophthalmology employers. The site is aimed at providing a one stop
recruitment resource for ophthalmic clinical positions like ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmic
photographers, ophthalmic scribes, and ophthalmic nurses. Jane T. Shuman, C.O.T., C.O.E., President of
Eyetechs, Inc., is a nationally recognized authority on clinical flow, scheduling and technician education.
She worked in a high volume ophthalmology practice for over fifteen years and founded Eyetechs Inc. in
Media Contact: Jane Shuman
Address: 1 Devonshire Place, Boston, MA 02109
Contact Number: 617-429-6155
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