Ophthalmic Assistant Medical Course

An ophthalmic assistant will be able to find employment in hospitals (both government and private), eye-clinics, and optician shops.

Streams / Branches: The Ophthalmic Assistant course will cover the following areas:

  • Lensometry
  • Spectacle principles
  • Color vision testing
  • Ocular dressings and shields
  • Evaluation of pupils
  • Visual fields
  • Clinical optics
  • Ocular motility

Who can Opt for this Course: To pursue the ophthalmic assistant medical course, the applicants would need to have a higher secondary degree with a minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or a General Educational Development certificate with two years of college before they can start with the Ophthalmic Assistant course. The Bachelor degree courses will last for 4 years and the certificate courses will take a maximum time limit of two years to complete. In some institutes the applicants are required to appear for an entrance examination.

Best Universities, Institutions and Colleges: Listed below are some of the best colleges and institutes that provide Ophthalmic Assistant Medical course in India:

What are the Future Prospects: An Ophthalmic Assistant will have to be responsible for the following tasks:

  • The performing of ophthalmic clinical photography
  • Electrophysiological & microbiological procedures
  • Assisting the ophthalmologist when a surgery is in session
  • Supervising ophthalmic staff