Field of Study: Ophthalmic Technology
Ophthalmic technology programs prepare people to help eye doctors examine and treat vision problems.
Ophthalmic technology programs include topics such as:
- Interviewing patients
- Patient care
- Vision testing
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer certificates and associate degree programs in ophthalmic technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete.
Very few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degree programs in ophthalmic technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.