Metro Technology Centers to offer ‘Eye Care Technologies’ program
New Eye Care training program offered in partnership with Dean McGee Eye Institute
(OKLAHOMA CITY) - With hardhats in tow, Metro Technology Centers announces its Eye Care Technologies program available to high school students and adults seeking workforce training. The new curriculum prepares students for a career as an ophthalmic assistant – serving patients of all ages in a health care environment.
Fundamentals of the eye care technologies program include vision testing, surgical assisting, lensometry, and conducting ultrasounds and digital photography. Unique from other programs, Metro Tech students will have the opportunity to pair their studies with clinical internships under the instruction of world- renowned doctors at the Dean McGee Eye Institute.
“Dean McGee is excited to partner with Metro Tech to create a Center of Excellence in Oklahoma City,” said Gregory L. Skuta, MD, President and CEO of the Eye Institute. “Ophthalmic assistants play a vital role on the eye care team, so we consider our participation in this program an important investment in the future of our profession.”
Together with the Dean McGee Eye Institute, Metro Tech will create career-ready employees and provide continued education for professionals– all encompassed in an advanced curriculum taught by eye care experts. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the certified ophthalmic assistant exam through the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.
“Through a premier vision care program and one-of-a-kind partnership with the Dean McGee Eye Institute, our students are destined for excellence,” said Metro Tech Superintendent and CEO Bob Parrish. “We are working hand in hand with a national leader to offer full time, evening and continuing education opportunities for eye care professionals.”
Instruction will take place in the Metro Tech Health Careers Center beginning in fall 2019. A building remodel is currently underway, thanks in part to the 2019 Metro Tech Student Community Investment Plan. Full-time and part-time enrollment information will soon be available at metrotech.edu.