The Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program at UAMS is a partnership of the College of Health Related Professions and the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. Ophthalmic medical technologists (OMT’s) are highly skilled members of the professional team of eye care providers. They assist the ophthalmologists with most aspects of a patient’s eye care and have a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human visual system.
The Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program at UAMS provides an intensive combination of didactic (lecture courses) and clinical experiences leading to a Bachelor of Science. During the two-year program, students accumulate more than 1900 hours of clinical training in direct patient care. Supervised clinical rotations start in the first semester and include training at the Jones Eye Institute, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.
Upon completion of the program, students earn a Bachelor of Science in ophthalmic medical technology and are eligible to take the national certification test to earn the highest level of certification administered by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.
Application for admission to the Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program should be made before May 15 of each year for admission to the following fall semester. For additional information about the program go to our Web site, watch this OMT Video or call the Department of Ophthalmic Technologies at 501-526-5880.