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How do you become an ophthalmic assistant?

They rely on on-the-job training and no formal education is required to start working as an ophthalmic assistant. There are formal training programs available that can be completed part time while working in an ophthalmology setting. In South Africa formal ophthalmic assistant level 1 and 2 courses are available. In our practice many of the administrative personnel also choose to enroll to improve their insight by gaining knowledge and practical experience. Many international correspondence courses are available to increase your knowledge. For a hard-working ophthalmic assistant that is hungry for knowledge the sky is the limit.

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