Is school for you, or should you go with on-the-job-training. Explore your options.

Below are listed schools in the U.S. and Canada, ophthalmic assistant training programs, ophthalmic technician training programs, and ophthalmic technologist training programs.  

For a list according to location, scroll down. Click here for program lists according to certified ophthalmic assistant schools, certified ophthalmic technician schools, and certified ophthalmic technologist schools.

If you are looking for ophthalmic assistant training online, or ophthalmic technician training online, or ophthalmic technologist training online, you will not find an accredited program that is exclusively online. The problem is that accredited programs must provide practical (hands-on) training and that cannot be done online. There are online training programs, such as those provided by www.eyetec.net, but they are geared toward those who seek certification through the on-the-job training route.


 

Arkansas

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Ophthalmic Technologist
Little Rock, AR

http://www.uams.edu/chrp/omt/

Colorado

Pima Medical Institute - Denver
Ophthalmic Technician
Denver, CO

http://pmi.edu/careers/ophthalmic_medical_technician.asp

Florida

 

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Ophthalmic Technician Program
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, Florida  32218
Contact Person: Patricia Lamell, M.Ed, CO, COMT
904-733-454  
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Department of Ophthalmic Medical Technology (COMT Program)
Palm Beach State College-Gardens Campus
Bioscience Technology Complex
Department Office: Room SC132 Mailstop #45
3160 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-2893 USA
Department: 561-207-5726 Student Advising: 561-207-5340
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.PalmBeachState.edu/Programs/OMT

 

Illinois

Triton College
Ophthalmic Technician
River Grove, IL

http://www.triton.edu/cgi-bin/r.cgi/department_detail.html?SESSION=yM1fYEKKse&ContentID=384

 

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Eye Care Assistant & Ophthalmic Technician Programs
http://cod.edu/eyecare

Lousiana

Delgado Community College
Ophthalmic Assistant
New Orleans, LA
www.dcc.edu

Michigan

 

Henry Ford College

Ophthalmic Technician Program

5101 Evergreen Rd.

Dearborn, MI 48128

(313) 845-9877

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Monroe County Community College

Ophthalmic Assistant Program

Monroe, MI

http://www.monroeccc.edu/ccs/lifelong.htm

 

Minnesota

Regions Hospital
Ophthalmic Technologist
St. Paul, MN

http://www.regionshospital.com/Regions/Menu/0,,13255,00.html

St. Catherine University
Ophthalmic Technician
Minneapolis, MN

https://www.stkate.edu/academics/associate-degrees/academic-programs/ophthalmic-technician



New Jersey

Camden County College
Ophthalmic Technician
Blackwood, NJ

http://www.camdencc.edu

UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Ophthalmic Assistant
Newark, NJ
http://njms2.umdnj.edu/eyeweb/education/omap.html

North Carolina

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Christina Lang, RN
Coordinator Health Occupations
Continuing Education
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC  28801
828-398-7332
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Caldwell Community College

Ophthalmic Assistant
Hudson, NC
http://www.cccti.edu

Duke University School of Medicine

Ophthalmic Technician
Durham, NC
http://dukeeyecenter.duke.edu/modules/eyectr_tech/index.php?id=1

 

Sandhills Community College

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program 
Office: 168 Kennedy Hall
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Alberta Purvis, LPN, COMT, CHC, CPC

Office phone: 910-695-3861

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.sandhills.edu/programs/health/medassist/index.php

Ohio

Mercy College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Toledo, OH
www.mercycollege.edu

 

Monroe County Community College

Ophthalmic Assistant Program

Monroe, MI

http://www.monroeccc.edu/ccs/lifelong.htm


Oklahoma

Tulsa Technology Center
Ophthalmic Assistant
Tulsa, OK
http://www.tulsatech.edu

Oregon


Portland Community College
Ophthalmic Technologist
Portland, OR
http://www.pcc.edu/programs/ophthalmic/

South Carolina

Trident Technical College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Charleston, SC
www.tridenttech.edu
 

Tennessee

Volunteer State Community College
Ophthalmic Technologist
Gallatin, TN
http://www.volstate.edu/OphthalmicTech/

Texas

Tyler Junior College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Tyler, TX
www.tjc.edu/vision

Eye Care Technology
San Jacinto College

Ophthalmic Technician
8060 Spencer Highway
C11-1010
Pasadena, Texas 77505
281-478-3606
www.sanjac.edu 


Vermont

Center for Technology, Essex

Ophthalmic Assistant
Essex Junction, VT

http://go-cte.org/educational/ophthalmic_medical_assisting.php

Virginia

Old Dominion University/Eastern VA Medical School

Ophthalmic Technician and Technologist
Norfolk, VA
http://www.evms.edu/evms-school-of-health-professions/ophthalmic-technology.html

Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University
Ophthalmic Assistant, Technician, Technologist
Washington, DC

omp.georgetown.edu.

 

Washington

Renton Technical College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Renton, WA
http://www.rtc.edu/Programs/TrainingPrograms/Ophthalmic/

Canada

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Ophthalmic Assistant
Calgary, AB CANADA
www.sait.ca

Alberta Health Services - Rockyview Hospital

Ophthalmic Technologist
Calgary, AB, CANADA
www.calgaryhealthregion.ca

IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University

Ophthalmic Technologist
Halifax, NS CANADA
http://cvs.healthprofessions.dal.ca/Orthoptics and OMT/

University of Ottawa Eye Institute

Ophthalmic Technologist
Ottawa, ON CANADA 

http://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/sc/eyeinstitute/med-edu-e.asp

 

 

Ophthalmic Assistant Schools and Programs

 

Georgetown University
Ophthalmic Assistant, Technician, Technologist
Washington, DC

omp.georgetown.edu
 

 

Delgado Community College
Ophthalmic Assistant
New Orleans, LA
www.dcc.edu

 

UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Ophthalmic Assistant
Newark, NJ
http://njms2.umdnj.edu/eyeweb/education/omap.html

 

Caldwell Community College

Ophthalmic Assistant
Hudson, NC
http://www.cccti.edu/

 

Tulsa Technology Center
Ophthalmic Assistant
Tulsa, OK
http://www.tulsatech.edu

 

Trident Technical College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Charleston, SC
www.tridenttech.edu

 

Tyler Junior College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Tyler, TX
www.tjc.edu/vision

 

Center for Technology, Essex

Ophthalmic Assistant
Essex Junction, VT

http://go-cte.org/educational/ophthalmic_medical_assisting.php

 

Renton Technical College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Renton, WA
http://www.rtc.edu/Programs/TrainingPrograms/Ophthalmic/
 

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Ophthalmic Assistant
Calgary, AB CANADA
www.sait.ca

 

Monroe County Community College

Ophthalmic Assistant Program

Monroe, MI
http://www.monroeccc.edu/ccs/lifelong.htm

Mercy College
Ophthalmic Assistant
Toledo, OH 
www.mercycollege.edu

Sandhills Community College
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program 
Office: 168 Kennedy Hall
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Alberta Purvis, LPN, COMT, CHC, CPC
Office phone: 910-695-3861
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.sandhills.edu/programs/health/medassist/index.php

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Christina Lang, RN
Coordinator Health Occupations
Continuing Education
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC  28801
828-398-7332
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Eye Care Assistant & Ophthalmic Technician Programs
http://cod.edu/eyecare
 
 Ophthalmic Technician Schools and Programs

 

 

Pima Medical Institute - Denver
Ophthalmic Technician
Denver, CO

http://pmi.edu/careers/ophthalmic_medical_technician.asp

 

Georgetown University
Ophthalmic Assistant, Technician, Technologist
Washington, DC

omp.georgetown.edu

 

Triton College
Ophthalmic Technician
River Grove, IL

http://www.triton.edu/cgi-bin/r.cgi/department_detail.html?SESSION=yM1fYEKKse&ContentID=384

 

St. Catherine University
Ophthalmic Technician
Minneapolis, MN

https://www.stkate.edu/academics/associate-degrees/academic-programs/ophthalmic-technician

 

Camden County College
Ophthalmic Technician
Blackwood, NJ

http://www.camdencc.edu

 

Duke University School of Medicine

Ophthalmic Technician
Durham, NC
http://dukeeyecenter.duke.edu/modules/eyectr_tech/index.php?id=1

 

Old Dominion University/Eastern VA Medical School

Ophthalmic Technician and Technologist
Norfolk, VA
http://www.evms.edu/evms-school-of-health-professions/ophthalmic-technology.html

Eye Care Technology
San Jacinto College

Ophthalmic Technician
8060 Spencer Highway
C11-1010
Pasadena, Texas 77505
281-478-3606
www.sanjac.edu 

 

Henry Ford College

Ophthalmic Technician Program

5101 Evergreen Rd.

Dearborn, MI 48128

(313) 845-9877

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.hfcc.edu/catalog/programs/2667

 
 
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Ophthalmic Technician Program
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, Florida  32218
Contact Person: Patricia Lamell, M.Ed, CO, COMT
904-733-454  
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Eye Care Assistant & Ophthalmic Technician Programs
http://cod.edu/eyecare

 

Ophthalmic Technologist Schools and Programs

 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Ophthalmic Technologist
Little Rock, AR

http://www.uams.edu/chrp/omt/

 

Georgetown University
Ophthalmic Assistant, Technician, Technologist
Washington, DC

omp.georgetown.edu

 

Regions Hospital
Ophthalmic Technologist
St. Paul, MN

http://www.regionshospital.com/Regions/Menu/0,,13255,00.html

 

Portland Community College
Ophthalmic Technologist
Portland, OR
http://www.pcc.edu/programs/ophthalmic/
 

Volunteer State Community College
Ophthalmic Technologist
Gallatin, TN
http://www.volstate.edu/OphthalmicTech/

 

Old Dominion University/Eastern VA Medical School

Ophthalmic Technician and Technologist
Norfolk, VA
http://www.evms.edu/evms-school-of-health-professions/ophthalmic-technology.html

 

Alberta Health Services - Rockyview Hospital

Ophthalmic Technologist
Calgary, AB, CANADA
www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/ophthalmic/
 

IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University

Ophthalmic Technologist
Halifax, NS CANADA
http://cvs.healthprofessions.dal.ca/Orthoptics and OMT/

University of Ottawa Eye Institute

Ophthalmic Technologist

yeinstitute/med-edu-e.asp

 

Department of Ophthalmic Medical Technology 
Palm Beach State College-Gardens Campus
Bioscience Technology Complex
Department Office: Room SC132 Mailstop #45
3160 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-2893 USA
Department: 561-207-5726 Student Advising: 561-207-5340
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.PalmBeachState.edu/Programs/OMT