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Ophthalmic Assistant Training Courses Offered at Virginia Western Community College

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Have you considered a career as an ophthalmic assistant? Ophthalmic assistants work closely with ophthalmologists or optometrists and provide care to patients in a variety of ways, including obtaining medical records, performing preliminary eye function testing and explaining procedures or medications to patients.

Training Classes
Virginia Western Community College is offering a class focused on the information and academics needed to work in this field. Students will be trained in all facets of the job, including medical duties. Upon completion of this course, students will have a competitive advantage when applying for ophthalmic assistants jobs due to the intensive training involved.

Details and Registration
The classes are scheduled to begin in January 2014 and will be held 2 nights per week from 6:00 to 9:30 PM. The scheduled days are yet to be determined. The course will last 12 weeks, and the cost is $750. To register, or to request more information, please contact Dan Sermones via email dsermones@virginiawestern.edu or call (540) 857-6476.