Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Short Description: Ophthalmic Assistants play a vital role in eye care. They perform ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This program provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient office management. This program also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye. This program includes training in medical administrative assistant that will give you an edge in the career market. Certification vouchers for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certification from NHA and Certified Ophthalmic Assistant certification from JCAHPO are included in this program!
Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interacts with student as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Certification: Upon successful completion of our Ophthalmic Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Ophthalmic Assistant and will be prepared to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Certification (COA-A3). To qualify for the COA-A3 Certification Exam students must complete the included Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Independent Study Course – AAO (Text & Exam) and pass the included exam with an 80% or higher score. Students that do not pass the exam will be given a second attempt for free. Once passed, students will receive a letter of successful completion that must be submitted to JCAHPO as proof of eligibility for the COA-A3.
Upon successful completion of our Medical Administrative Assistant course, students will be prepared to sit for the NHA’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam. As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant), you’ll keep healthcare offices running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession – and not only monetarily. Medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patients, and can help set the stage for a patient’s experience.
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.