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First Ophthalmic Assistant Class Begins Oct. 30
October 5, 2012

A new ophthalmic assistant course will begin Oct. 30 at Walters State Community College’s Morristown campus. The class prepares students for entry-level positions in ophthalmology, one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare – eye care.

The 50-hour training program combines classroom lecture and laboratory classes to meet the requirements of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Classes include anatomy and physiology of the eye, general principles of pharmacology, prescriptions for eye conditions and more. This class does not include a clinical rotation.

This class meets in the evening. The cost is $1,259. After meeting minimum work requirements, graduates of this class may take the AAO Ophthalmic Medical Assistant exam.

For more information, contact Patty Harmon at (865) 774-5851 or