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The Value of Certification

Certification is a process that recognizes individuals who have met certain qualifications and demonstrated special knowledge and expertise. JCAHPO, ABO, NCLE, and CRA certification is recognized and respected internationally by physicians, employers, administrators and other ophthalmic and medical personnel. Certified ophthalmic medical personnel bring important benefits to their patients, their employers and themselves:

  • Because of their special training and skills, certified personnel have demonstrated more knowledge and confidence, enabling them to provide better patient care.
  • Certified personnel are trained to perform many skilled tasks, freeing up physicians to diagnose and treat patients to make their ophthalmic practices more productive.

Certified Contact Lens Technician

Contact lens technicians examine the eye and appropriately prescribe contact lenses. The certified contact lens technician is required to become certified within 18 months of employment at the Eye Institute. The certification is through National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE).

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Certified Ophthalmic Technicians and Assistants

Technicians and assistants working under the medical supervision of the ophthalmologist or optometrist are often the first medical personnel a patient encounters. Technicians and assistants take the patient’s history, perform a preliminary examination, and collect data that the medical staff will use to make a diagnosis or create a treatment plan. At the Eye Institute, all assistants and technicians are required to become certified within 18 months of employment by the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). To help technicians and assistants prepare for the examination, the Eye Institute has developed a formal in-house training program.

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Certified Opticians

Opticians at the Eye Institute fit and adjust eyeglasses, advise customers on lens types, take measurements, and assemble or order eyeglasses. They also produce and mend eyeglasses according to prescriptions from ophthalmologists or optometrists. Using state of the art technology, opticians cut, grind and buff lenses to exact specifications.

At the Eye Institute, opticians are required to become certified within 18 months of employment. The opticians are certified through the American Board of Opticianry (ABO).

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Certified Retinal Angiographer

The retinal angiographer is an individual who has knowledge of basic photographic procedures and has demonstrated a standard level of competency in retinal photography and fluorescein angiography. All photographers at the Eye Institute are required to become certified within three years of employment by the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society.

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