Schools for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel

 

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Schools in North America are listed by country and then alpha by province or state.

 

CANADA

 

Centennial College* (A)

Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program
941 Progress Avenue
Toronto, ON, CANADA M1G 3T8
Phone: 416-289-5000
FAX: 416-694-5589
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Carole Panton, OC(C), Program Director

 

Institute of Paramedical Training in Eye Health

Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Claire Ouellette
 

 

IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University (TG)

IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie Clinical Vision Science Program
Eye Clinic, 6th Floor
PO Box 9700
5850/5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS, CANADA B3K 6R8
Phone: 902-470-8019
FAX: 902-470-7207
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Darren Oystreck, MMedSci, OC(C), COMT

 

Kingston Ophthalmic Training Centre (T & TG)

Department of Ophthalmology
Hotel Dieu Hospital
166 Brock Street
Kingston, ON, CANADA K7L 5G2
Phone: 613-544-3400 ext. 2421
FAX: 613-544-3991
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Craig Simms, BSc, COMT, CDOS, ROUB

 

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology* (A)

Ophthalmic Assistant Training Program
1301 16th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB, CANADA T2M 0L4
Phone: 403-284-8004
FAX: 403-284-8171
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Colleen Schreiber, COMT

 

Stanton Territorial Health Authority (TG)

Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Training Program
Stanton Eye Clinic
P.O. Box 10
Goga Cho Building, 47th Street
Yellowknife, NT, CANADA X1A 2N1
Phone: 867-873-9285
FAX: 867-920-7992
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Kent Rose, COMT

 

University of Ottawa Eye Institute (TG)

Honours Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology
The Ottawa Hospital
General Campus
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, CANADA K1H 8L6
Phone: 613-737-8362
FAX: 613-737-8836
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Maria Carla Blackburn, B.Sc., COMT, ROUB

 

United States

ACCREDITED PROGRAMS ALPHABETICAL BY STATE

ARKANSAS

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (TG)
Ophthalmic Medical Technology (Bachelor of Science Degree)
Jones Eye Institute
4301 W Markham, Mail Slot 523
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
Phone: 501-526-5880
Fax: 501-603-1289
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Alicia Baird, COMT, CO

ARIZONA

GateWay Community College (A)
1245 E. Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-238-0088
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Ronda Mann, COT, OSC

CALIFORNIA

USC Roski Eye Institute (T) *In the process of accreditation
Ophthalmic Technician Education Program
1450 San Pablo Street, Third Floor
HCC4 Room 3614
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Joseph D. Cocozza, PhD

COLORADO

Pima Medical Institute - Denver (T)
Ophthalmic Medical Technician (Associate of Occupational Science)
7475 Dakin St.
Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 303-426-1800
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Wendy Stanton, COT

CONNECTICUT

Housatonic Community College (A) *In the process of accreditation
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-332-5057
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Scott Spector, MD

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Georgetown University (A, T, & TG)
Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Training Program
3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, 
Dept. Ophthalmology LL-PHC
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-444-4862
Fax: 202-444-1417
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Anna Kiss, BS, COMT

FLORIDA

Florida State College at Jacksonville (T)
Ophthalmic Technician Program
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: 904-713-4548
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Pattie Lamell, M.Ed., CO, COMT, OSC

Palm Beach State College (TG) Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program (Associate in Science Degree)
3160 PGA Blvd
Mailstop 45 SC 132
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
Phone: 561-207-5726
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Robert M. Kershner, MD, MS, FACS

ILLINOIS

College of DuPage (CA) *In the process of accreditation
Eye Care Assistant Program
425 Farwell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-942-8398
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Mitzi Thomas, COMT

Triton College (T)
Ophthalmic Technician (Associate of Applied Science)
2000 5th Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171
Phone: 708-456-0300 ext. 3934
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Lisa Maas, COT

LOUISIANA

Delgado Community College (CA)
Ophthalmic Assistant Program
Allied Health Division
615 City Park Ave, Bldg #4
New Orleans, LA 70119-4399
Phone: 504-289-4432
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Francesa Langlow, BS, COA

MICHIGAN

Henry Ford Community College (T)
Ophthalmic Technician Program
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128-1495
Phone: 313-845-9877
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Kathy Campbell, MSA, COT

MINNESOTA

Regions Hospital (T, TG, & A)
School of Ophthalmic Medical Technology
864 Terrace Court
St. Paul, MN 55130
Phone: 651-254-3000
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Kristine A. Fey, COMT

St. Catherine University (T)
Ophthalmic Technician Program (Associate of Applied Science)
601 25th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 651-690-8846
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Aaron Shukla, PhD, COMT

NEW JERSEY

Camden County College (T)
Ophthalmic Medical Technician Certificate
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: 856-374-5058
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Daniel Banks, ABOC, NCLEC

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (CA)
Ophthalmic Clinical Assistant Program
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-398-7936
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Vicki Diane Lewis, COMT

Caldwell Community College (CA)
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program
2855 Hickory Blvd
Hudson, NC 28638
Phone: 828-759-4248
Fax: 828-726-2489
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Faith Race, COT, OSC

Central Piedmont Community College (CA)
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program
PO Box 35009
Central Campus, Belk 1104
Charlotte, NC  28235
Phone: 704-330-2722 ext. 3444
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Kathleen Rodgers, COT

Duke University School of Medicine (T)
Ophthalmic Medical Technician Training Program 
Box 3802
2351 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-681-9157
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Deborah K. Smith, COMT

Sandhills Community College (CA)
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: 910-695-3937
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Alberta Purvis, LPN, COMT

OHIO

Mercy College (CA)
Ophthalmic Technology Certificate Program
2221 Madison Ave
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-251-6173 
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Amy Jost, BS, COMT, CCRC, CTC

Miami Valley Career Technology Center(CA)
Ophthalmic Assistant Program
6800 Hoke Road
Clayton, OH 45315
Phone: 937-854-6297
Fax: 937-837-5619
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Mike Woodward, COMT, CRA

Stark State College (CA & T) *In the process of accreditation
Ophthalmic Technology
6200 Frank Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-966-5458, Ext 4927
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Marianne Bell, COT, OSA, RN, CRNO

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa Technology Center (CA)
Vision Care Technology
Health Careers Centers
PO Box 477200
Tulsa, OK 74147
Phone: 918-828-1200
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Kim Howard, COT

OREGON

Klamath Community College (A) *In the process of accreditation
Non-Clinical Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
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Mark Fay, MD

Portland Community College (T)
Ophthalmic Medical Technology (Associate of Applied Science)
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 971-722-5666
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Adeline M. Stone, COT, CRA, CDOS

TENNESSEE

Volunteer State Community College (T)
Ophthalmic Technician Program (Associate of Applied Science)
1480 Nashville Pike, Annex 400, Rm 104A
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-230-3723
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Alisha Cornish, OD, COT

TEXAS

Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) (A)
300-68 WP3 Eye Specialty Course 
3176 Cpl Johnson Road Bldg 1291
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Phone: 210-808-3775
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LTC Joy A. Schmalzle, OD

San Jacinto College (T)
EyeCare Technology (Associate of Applied Science Degree)
8060 Spencer Highway
C11-1010
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 281-478-3606
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Debra Clarke, COT

South Texas Academy for Medical Professions (A) *In the process of accreditation
Ophthalmic Assistant
10650 North Expressway 77/83
Olmito, Texas 78575
Phone: 956-214-6100
Gloria Garza, COA

Tarrant County College (A)
Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-515-1071
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Waymond Stewart, MS, MHA

Tyler Junior College (A)
Vision Care Technology
1500 E. Fifth St.
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: 903-510-2020
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Steve Robbins, ABOC, NCLC

WASHINGTON

Renton Technical College (CA)
Ophthalmic Assistant Program
3000 NE Fourth Street
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: 425-235-2470
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Larry Bovard, COT

WISCONSIN

Madison Area Technical College (CA)
Ophthalmic Clinical Assistant Program
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-246-6557
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Angela Gray, COMT

 

PUERTO RICO

 

University of Puerto Rico* (T)

Ophthalmic Technology Program
Medical Sciences Campus
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
Phone: 787-758-2525
FAX: 787-751-0636
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Luis Serrano, MD, Program Director