Ophthalmic Technician and Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
EEC is no longer accepting applications for this program.
Our program can help you gain skills
and knowledge in preparation for COT or COMT certification exams. To apply,
print and complete the Application
Form and Letter
of Reference Form (pdf files) and submit to:
Ophthalmic Technology Program
Emory Eye Center
1365-B Clifton Road
Atlanta GA 30322
Jeff Horton: 404-778-4425 / email@example.com
Two Tracks for Success:
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT): We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs (CoA-OMP) for COMT exam eligibility through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
. The Technology Track of the program consists of a 6 consecutive semester (24 months), full-time curriculum. No prior medical or ophthalmological background is required, but 60 semester hours (2 years) of college credit (or two years of documented work experience in ophthalmology) are required for admission to the COMT Track.
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT): The technician level program is a full-time didactic and clinical program that is 4 consecutive semesters (16 months) in length. No prior medical or ophthalmological background is required but prior experience in medical or scientific fields is advantageous (program pending accreditation).
Why Come to Emory?
- On-site training with a highly-ranked eye institution in an academic setting.
- Based at the world-renowned Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia, ranked in the top ten in 2009 in the annual survey of ophthalmology programs conducted by Ophthalmology Times and for specialties (ophthalmology) in U.S. News & World Report's best hospital rankings.
- High volume of patients: approximately 100,000 patient encounters annually.
- Valuable contacts and associations with the Atlanta VA Medical Center and Grady Health System.
- Work with renowned ophthalmologists: Emory University School of Medicine faculty members.
- Quick placement: Employment assistance available through national network of ophthalmic personnel and membership organizations (JACHPO; Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology).
- Grand Rounds Lectures
- Intro. to Medical Assisting
- Ophthalmic Optics
- Neuro-Ophthalmic Anatomy
- Clinical Rotations:
Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cornea, Photography/Imaging, Glaucoma, Retina, Ultrasonography
- Ophthalmic Anatomy & Physiology
- Ophthalmic Pharmacology
- Surgical Assisting
- Contact Lenses
- Low Vision
- Comprehensive/General Ophthalmology