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Health Careers Education
HL00181
Introduction to Vision Care
30.00
This course will provide an overview of the health care environment including completion of educational requirements, responsibilities and job duties.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
1. Demonstrate understanding of education and scope of practice of:

-Optometrist
-Ophthalmologist
-Optician
-Ophthalmic Assistant
-Orthoptist
-Oculist

2. Describe career responsibilities of an ophthalmic assistant.

-List job responsibilities and tasks.
-Identify the accrediting agency for ophthalmologists (AAO).
-Identify the technical ophthalmology certification board (JCAHPO).
-Identify the three levels of certification available (C.O.A., C.O.T., C.O.M.T.).
-Identify the optometry certification board (ACOE).
-Identify the three levels of optometric certification available (C.P.O., C.P.O.A., C.P.O.T.).
-List several benefits of certification.
-Consistently demonstrate reliability, self discipline, cooperation, & professionalism.


3. Identify any potential hazards in an ophthalmic practice.








Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf


Vision Care Technician - CTTC


--aligns with the JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant:An Independent Study Course, 4th ed.

The Ophthalmic Assistant, 7th ed. Stein & Slatt




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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Assistant
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Certified Assistant
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Certified Technician
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Technician