Ophthalmic Medical Technician Certification Program

See yourself as an eye care professional?  Ophthalmologists in hospitals and private practices all over the United States employ ophthalmic medical technicians (OpTechs) to assist in caring for patients with eye disease or injury.

Duke Eye Center, ranked in the top 10 by US News and World Report, recognizes the need for well-trained ophthalmic medical technicians. This accredited, one-year technician-level certificate program has been sponsored by Duke for more than 30 years.  In 2016, the program moved into a brand new state-of-the-art space to enhance every aspect of learning to become an OpTech. 

Read about the program in Vision magazine.

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OpTechs initiate patient exams, measure and record visual status, perform diagnostic procedures, assist in clinical and surgical settings, and are valuable members of the eye care team.

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For more information about a career as an OpTech visit, Discover Eye Careers.