Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
A11 and A12
Pearson VUE Test Centers globally.
3 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 introduction to ophthalmic assistant
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 ophthalmic assessment
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 ophthalmic optics and refractometry
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 practicum I
This exam is being recommended for a total of 12 semester hours in the lower-division


This 3-hour, 200 item computer administrated covers the scope of practice of an ophthalmic assistant. Allied Ophthalmic Personnel seeking certification at the COA level are required to meet one of the prerequisites outlined above to apply to sit for the examination.

Skills Measured:

History and Documentation; Visual Assessment; Visual Field Testing; Pupil Assessment; Tonometry; Keratometry; Ocular Motility Testing; Lensometry; Refraction, Retinoscopy and Refinement; Biometry; Supplemental Testing; Microbiology; Pharmacology; Surgical Assisting; Ophthalmic Patient Services and Education; Optics and Spectacles; Contact Lenses; Ophthalmic Imaging; Photography and Videography; Equipment Maintenance and Repair; Medical Ethics, Legal and Regulatory
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology