Ophthalmic Technician

The Certified Ophthalmic Technician is the second core designation level confirming knowledge in 19 specific content areas specifically designed to test the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Ophthalmic Technician program graduate, who intends to advance their career in the eye care field.

Demand and employment opportunities for certified ophthalmic technicians have been increasing due to the greater need of provision of eye care health. This role will prepare students to work as intermediate level technicians. Ophthalmic Technicians work under the direction of an ophthalmologist. They can work in various clinical settings including private, group and hospital ophthalmology departments. The individual will help the ophthalmologist or optometrist with intermediate level diagnostic and treatment oriented procedures.

Information about a career as an Ophthalmic Technician is available at: www.jcahpo.org.

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If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with the faculty member in this field. To send an e-mail, click on the name of the program coordinator below.

Mitzi Thomas
, COMT, BPS - Instructor, Program Coordinator
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2207K, (630) 942-8398


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

  1. Attend an advising session
  2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
  3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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