Vision Care Technology
What is the Vision Care Technology program?
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vision Care Technology will provide students with the skills needed to be successful in the field of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the eye.
Why choose the Vision Care Program?
The Vision Care Technology program provides technical training in the field of Ophthalmology and Optometry. Skills will include but are not limited to patient history, vision assessment, manifest refractions (plus and minus cylinder), color vision, eye muscle assessments, the field of vision, A-Scans, ophthalmic photography, and surgical skills.
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The Vision Care Technology program is accredited by the International Council of Accreditation (ICA). For more information click here.
International Council of Accreditation (ICA) contact information:
2025 Woodlane Drive, St. Paul, MN 55125
Phone: 651-731-7243; Fax: 651-731-0410
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.icaccreditation.org/
The Vision Care Technology program will prepare students to sit for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) exam through the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO). The COA is the entry-level core exam. The designation of a COA confirms an assistant’s knowledge in 19 specific content areas. The COA certification examination is three hours in length and is comprised of 200 scored multiple-choice questions. For more information click here.
International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) contact information:
It is required that all Vision Care Technology Program applicants follow the procedure below:
- Applicants who are not currently students of SPC, must go to "ApplyTexas.org"
- Meet program requirements
- Must provide all official transcripts to admissions and records
- Be College ready in English, Math and Reading
- Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Unsuccessful completion of all items within the mandated time-frame will preclude the application and therefore the applicant will not be considered for admission review.
Meeting Criteria for selection does not guarantee admission to the program. Final selection will be based on the applicant pool and space available.
Ensure to submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. Please see application check list for additional information.
For additional information contact Sonia Gentry via email at: email@example.com or 210-486-2402.
- Fill out application checklist to ensure all criteria are met
- Complete Vision Care application
- Send all required documents/transcripts/application/checklist to Sonia Gentry, Clinical Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Philip's College
Department of Health Science & Histology
ATTN: Sonia Gentry, Program Clinical Coordinator
Vision Care Technology Program
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203-2098
The Vision Care Program is currently accepting applications.
Applications are reviewed and considered in the Summer for the upcoming Fall semester for. Application deadline is August 20th. Selected applicants will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance and provided additional information.
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