Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant is a 10+2 level ophthalmology medical course. Ophthalmic Assistant is a person who works with an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) to provide cares the patients. He performs many different eye-related clinical functions. Ophthalmic assistants help ophthalmologists care for patients by taking histories, performing various procedures and tests, and preparing patients to see the doctor. Their work provides the ophthalmologist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients. Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant is of two years duration.
Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Eligibility
Candidates should have passed 10+2 with 50% marks aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology is the requirement.
Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Syllabus
The below given syllabus with papers is as per the Directorate of Medical Education, Thiruvananthapuram. For detailed syllabus applicants can consult this department.
Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology
Optics and Refraction & Ophthalmic Equipments
Health Education, Community Ophthalmology and Common Eye Disorders
Ophthalmic Techniques Optics and Refraction (squint, muscle balance– surgical instruments and theatre sterilization)- Glasses
Lectures (having 125 Hours)
Practical (having 500 Hours)
Minimum marks for a pass in Theory (45%)
Minimum marks for a pass in Practical (50%)
Minimum marks for a pass in the subject in aggregate (50%)
Suitability of Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Course
Those who are love helping people are suitable for it.
Candidates who have interest and enjoy science can go for it.
Another person who is good problem solver also appropriate for this course.
How is Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant Beneficial?
Ophthalmic Assistants enjoy working in a professional environment with talented and dedicated physicians and technicians.
The important benefit of it is for working parents, who are pursuing higher education, etc; because most ophthalmic practices hire both full- and part-time positions, and allow a significant degree of flexibility in work schedules.
Ophthalmic assistants enjoy many job opportunities worldwide because of their specialized skills. They are usually located in hospitals, clinics, university research facilities, private practices.