Caldwell Community College – Hudson, NC

Submitted by Barbara T. Harris, PA, MBA, COT

Students in the Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program have completed a busy fall semester learning the basics of their new career. Highlights of the fall semester included:

  • Celebrating the College’s 50th anniversary
  • Participating in a monthly clinic sponsored by the Caldwell County Lions Foundation
  • Staffing the North Carolina Lions Foundation Vision Van during Bethlehem Day(NC)
  • Participating in a human eye dissection as part of the ocular anatomy and physiology class

The nine students in the 16th class have begun their first clinical rotation experience at various ophthalmology practices in the region. Field trips to the Miracles in Sight facility (formerly the NC Eye Bank) and to observe LASIK surgery are planned for the spring semester. Faculty and students will continue to volunteer at the monthly Lions Clinic and will be participating in a multi-disciplinary falls prevention program called CHAMP.

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