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Ophthalmic Assistant I - HSCI 235

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Course Description

Ophthalmic Assistant 1 is the first of two courses offered that provides learners with necessary background knowledge to be a successful ophthalmic assistant. Starting with general and ocular anatomy and physiology, the emphasis then shifts to ophthalmic skills including visual assessment, history taking, tonometry and lensometry. Building blocks to ophthalmic skills will be discussed in basic optics and basic pharmacology will be discussed. The course is rounded-out with health and safety best practices.

This course addresses the entry-level competencies identified in the Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CSOMP) and the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) certification content areas.

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