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Health Careers Education
Ophthalmic Assistant Techniques
Instruction and laboratory exercises in this course will correlate to basic and advance ocular examination techniques.
Debbie Kirkpatrick 918-828-5031

Lara Skaggs
A. Demonstrate understanding and proficiency in the following skills:
1. pupillary assessment
2. tonometry
3. retinoscopy
4. refraction/over-refraction
5. visual field testing
6. slit lamp evaluation
7. anterior chamber depth assessment
8. a-scan measurement
9. pachymetry
10. lash epilation
11. punctal plug insertion
12. aseptic technique
13. in-office procedures
14. sterilization procedures
15. fluorescein angiography

B. Demonstrate understanding of how to incorporate skills in a preliminary examination in an efficient manner.
The Ophthalmic Assistant 8th Ed. by Harold A. Stein, Raymond M. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman
Elsevier (2006).
The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant An independent study course. 4th Ed. Newmark, (2006).
Dictionary of Eye Terminology. 5th Ed. by Cassin, B., Rubin, MD, M, Triad Publishing (2006).
JCAHPO Learning Systems Software. Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (2006).
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Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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