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Program Information

Are you taking Ophthalmic Dispensers Licensing Examination?

Register for our upcoming CE courses that will prepare students for the edging portion of the exam.

Edger Demonstration

This is a non-credit course designed as a review for the New Jersey Ophthalmic Dispensers Licensing Examination. The review will cover the fabrication, neutralization, and dispensing portions of the exam. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice any areas they desire. Students are expected to already have the skills and knowledge to process a fabrication order for eyeglasses from start to finish. Students are required to bring all of the hand tools necessary to participate with each desired area. Contact Daniel Banks at  dbanks@camdencc.edu with date you registered for, as well as which sections you would like to participate with during the course.

To register for this class go to WebAdvisor.  Click on “Register and pay for Continuing Education Classes" and in the "Search for (Key Word)" box type in “oph” to see course offerings.

 

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Program Descriptions

The Ophthalmic Science Department of Camden County College welcomed its first class in the Fall of 1972. Since that time, more than one thousand students have received superior training in our optical programs. Current enrollment is approximately 100 students.


Ophthalmic Science Technology Program (OPH.AAS)


Opticians dispense corrective lenses to aid patients in their visual needs. This is accomplished by using scientific and clinical procedures and applying learned skills needed to successfully produce and fit top quality eyewear.

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Ophthalmic Science Apprentice (OPH.CA)


Opticians dispense corrective lenses to aid patients in their visual needs. This is accomplished by using scientific and clinical procedures and applying learned skills needed to produce and fit top quality eyewear successfully.

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Ophthalmic Medical Technician (OMT.CA)


This certificate of achievement program prepares students for entry-level employment as ophthalmic medical technicians. The program is twelve months long, running from September to August. All optical classes are held ONLY on Fridays and Saturdays in the Fall semester, and ONLY on Friday in the Spring. This allows students to continue working regular jobs while attending, as well as cutting down on travel and childcare. Clinical rotations are done in ophthalmology offices near you; 310 hours in the spring and 650 hours in the summer, finishing in late August.

Upon completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) at the Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) level.

The OMT program is nationally accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CoA-OMP).

Ophthalmic medical technicians are optical professionals that assist ophthalmologists in medical offices and/or hospitals. They perform many skilled testing procedures that are part of a complete eye exam, including history taking, refractometry (for vision correction) tonometry (for glaucoma detection) and visual field testing. Sometimes they have more specialized duties, such as contact lens fitting, or assisting in surgery.

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For information on licensing, certification, and employment opportunities, please contact:

Daniel Banks, Program Director
(856) 374-5058
Office: CIM 117
dbanks@camdencc.edu

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