The role may involve being stationed in the front line, receiving calls, making appointments, and welcoming people in the facility. More than anything, however, OAs are the first in line to understand and communicate the needs of clients and patients. Whether it is a symptom of a vision problem or a concern relating to frames or lens, OAs need to make sure that the needs of clients and patients are properly communicated to the practice staff who will handle the case.
Considering the responsibility assigned to OAs, it can benefit those interested to pursue this profession to have foundation knowledge of the current practices in the field. This is where our course can help.
Our Optometrist Assistant Diploma Certification will aid you in understanding various aspects of optometric assisting. Aside from familiarizing you with the basic terminology and equipment used in the trade, the course will also acquaint you with different optometric procedures and techniques that are necessary to effectively address different issues related to eye health. In addition, the course will get you up to speed on the laws and standards regulating the practice as well as the common eye conditions that you will likely come across with once you start working as an OA. You will also be given background on such areas as practice and patient management, record management, and communication management.