About Our Program
Would you like to be an important part of an office or hospital clinical team who helps people see better? Would you like to be the first person after the patient has had surgery to give them the good news on how well they can see and that they may be able to drive independently once again? Would you like to be well-respected by the patients, office staff and doctors? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of people by improving their vision? Would you like to be the person who answers the important patient telephone calls when the doctor is not available?
As a student in the HFC Ophthalmic Technician program, you can pursue an associate degree in Applied Science and be ready to take the International Certified Ophthalmic Technician exam right after graduation. The program offers a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to succeed as an ophthalmic technician.
The International Certified Ophthalmic Technician program is the only Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)-accredited Ophthalmic Technician program in the state of Michigan
Ophthalmic technicians work in a variety of places and environments. Many work in offices, such as a doctor’s private office or a hospital clinic setting. Others may work for ambulatory care centers and outpatient surgery departments in the operating room (OR) assisting with eye surgeries.
During an average day, an ophthalmic technician may test patients for glasses, fit contact lenses, assist with minor office surgeries, answer phone calls from patients and act as a liaison between the patient and the physician. The ophthalmic technician must be resourceful, responsible, detail-oriented and well-organized.
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