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    Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

    $4,495.00

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    Website 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!

    Duration

    12 months

    Language

    English

    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.

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader

    Syllabus

    Medical Administrative Assistant Training • Becoming a Successful Student • The History of Medicine and Healthcare • Medical Assisting Today • The Medical Assisting Career: Roles and Responsibilities • Medical Law and Ethics • Interpersonal Communication • Written Communication • Telephone Procedures • Front Desk Reception • Patient Scheduling • Medical Records Management • Electronic Medical Records • Computers in the Medical Office • Equipment, Maintenance, and Supply Inventory • Office Policies and Procedures • Handling Emergencies in the Medical Office • Insurance Billing and Authorizations • Basics of Diagnostic Coding • Basics of Procedural Coding • Billing, Collections, and Credit • Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Banking Procedures • Managing the Medical Office • Competing in the Job Market Ophthalmic Assistant Module 1 Basic Sciences • Anatomy of the Eye • Visual Pathway • Ocular Muscles • Physiology of the Eye • Alignment of the Eyes • Intraocular Pressure • Color Vision • Physical Optics • Geometric Optics • Spherical and Chromatic Aberrations • Pharmacology • Prescription Writing Ophthalmic Assistant Module 2 Clinical Practice • Microbiology • Bacteria and Viruses • Office Efficiency and Public Relations • Dealing with Patients • Scheduling Appointments • History of Present Illness • Family History • Preliminary Examination • Measurement of Glasses • Ophthalmoscopy Ophthalmic Assistant Module 3 Visual Function, Equipment, and Spectacles • Aspects of Vision Loss • Aspects of Visual Functions • Ophthalmic Equipment • Assessing Corneas • Determining Tear Flow • Refractive Errors • Refractometry • History of Spectacles • The Frame • Single Lenses and Monocles Ophthalmic Assistant Module 4 Rigid and Soft Contact Lenses • History of Glasses • Types of Lenses • Care of Glasses • Rigid Contact Lens • Optics, Terminology, and Designs • History of Hydrophilic Lenses • Inventory vs. Diagnostic Lenses • Abnormal Symptoms and Signs • Role of Corneal Topography Ophthalmic Assistant Module 5 Visual Fields • Dry Eyes • The Tear Film • Role of Blinking • Tear Physiology • Managing a Contact Lens Practice • Staff Development • Patient Management • Perimeters • Normal Visual Field • Automated Visual Field Testing • Differences Between Manual and Automated Perimeters Ophthalmic Assistant Module 6 Clinical Eye Problems • Ocular Injuries • Contusions • Penetrations • Lacerations • Ocular Emergencies • Temporal Arteritis • Common Eye Disorders • Cornea, Eyelids, Conjunctiva • Common Retinal Disorders • Foreign Body in the Eye Ophthalmic Assistant Module 7 Common Eye Problems • Congenital Glaucoma • Primary and Secondary Glaucoma • Classification of Uveitis • Treatment of Uveitis • Examination of a Newborn and Child • Instillation of Eyedrops • Maintenance of Ophthalmic Equipment and Instruments • Applanation Tonometer • Noncontact Tonometer Ophthalmic Assistant Module 8 Surgical Techniques • Aseptic Technique • Minor Office Surgery • The Operative Patient • Eye Surgery • Highlights of Ocular Surgery • Surgical Correction of Presbyopia • Surgical Corrective Procedures Ophthalmic Assistant Module 9 Types of Surgery • Assisting the Surgeon • Care and Handling of Surgical Instruments • Lasers in Ophthalmology • Pumping and Spontaneous Emission • Safety in the Laser Clinic • Ambulatory Surgery • Preparation for Admission • Refractive Surgery Ophthalmic Assistant Module 10 Disorders and Ocular Imaging • Corneal Collagen Crosslinking in the Management of Ectatic Diseases • Technique of CXL • Clinical Outcomes of CXL • Wavefront Aberrations and Custom Ablation • Optical Coherence Tomography • Progression Analysis • Vitreomacular Traction • Computerized Corneal Topography • Clinical Uses • Keratoconus Ophthalmic Assistant Module 11 Imaging and Special Procedures • Specular Microscopy • Diagnostic Ultrasound • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy • Ocular Motility, Binocular Vision, and Strabismus • Treatment of Strabismus • Ophthalmic Photography • Digital Imaging • Goniography • Video Recording Ophthalmic Assistant Module 12 Visual Aids and Community Ocular Programs • Visual Aids for the Partially Sighted • Optical Aids • Types of Magnifying Devices • Blind Persons in the Modern World • Partial Sight and Blindness • Art and the Eye • Reading Problems in Children • Role of Brain and Eye Dominance Ophthalmic Assistant Module 13 Eye Care Deliveries • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation • Computers in Ophthalmic Practice • Computer Components • Computer Tasks • Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology • The Certification Process of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel • Ophthalmology Ethics Ophthalmic Assistant Module 14 Role of Assistants in Eye Care • Ophthalmic Allied Health Personnel • Defining Scope of Practice • Privacy Practices • Testing and Certification of Ophthalmic Skills • The Development of Ophthalmic Assistants in North America • Ophthalmic Assisting in the International Community • Common Eye Diseases and Disorders

    Requirements

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader

    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.

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