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.
Ophthalmologists are responsible for your medical and surgical eye care. They went to medical school, did internship and community service and then completed a 4-to-4,5-year specialist degree in ophthalmology.