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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
  • Medications
  • Vision testing
  • Recordkeeping

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.