Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the student Ophthalmic Assistants should be able;

  • To accurately perform refractions with Retinoscopy, Lensometry, Keratometry, Visual Fields, Amslers, Topography, OCT, Fundus photos
  • To review patients’ medical records, to record patient’s history to keep the optometrist informed about factors such as allergies and medical conditions that the patient has.
  • To perform clinical procedures such as recording vision, applying eye dressage and testing eye muscles.
  • To prepare patients by giving them all necessary information regarding medical procedures
  • To perform diagnostic and vision tests on the patient using optical instruments
  • To help the optometrist during difficult procedures in any ways needed, including administering eye medications and readying the optical equipments
  • To schedule patients for their next follow up appointment

Entry Requirements

Those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in the field of optometry can apply. The minimum qualifications shall be

  • Having passed all three subjects at the Advance Level (A/L) examination in science stream and a “C” Pass for English language in Ordinary Level Examination
  • Between age group of 19 – 30 year
  • Male/ female

OR

  • Any other professional qualifications fulfill management’s expectations and accepted by the management.

Duration

  • 1 year in 3 semesters