They rely on on-the-job training and no formal education is required to start working as an ophthalmic assistant.
Behind every good ophthalmologist there is a team of great ophthalmic assistants to lighten his or her burden. They perform preliminary eye function testing and eye scans and tests.
Myth: Cataract surgery is painful and risky. Fact: Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most highly perfected surgical procedures in medicine, with a more than 95 percent success rate.