Technician Training

So You Think You Can Tech?

The “So You Think You Can Tech” Training Program is an exciting opportunity for employees who have been in the field of ophthalmology for no less than one year.

Our purpose is to motivate employees who want to take their knowledge to the next level. Our training program gives techs a “jump start” into the world of a Super Ophthalmic Technician!! RMI has partnered with OCS (Ophthalmic Consulting Services) to offer Ophthalmologists and Optometrists a formal program to train technicians (Ophthalmic Medical Personnel, OMP) internally.

The “So You Think You Can Tech” Training Program is designed to help their techs advance in the field of eye care and become “super techs”.

The “So Do You Think You Can Tech” training program offers training in most of the fundamental aspects of Ophthalmology, including but not limited to: performing patient work-ups and diagnostic testing, scribing, assisting in procedures, performing diagnostic testing, as well as an overview of the most important clinically relevant ophthalmic drugs, legal and ethical issues, HIPAA compliance and OSHA requirements.

Our training program will allow students to stay abreast of recent developments, such as current research, new drugs, and cutting edge innovations and technologies. The So Do You Think You Can Tech training program is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience in an exceptional environment. Our commitment to the sponsor is that our graduates (your employees) will return to your office with more confidence and knowledge and an increased level of productivity and efficiency. Ultimately, it will make your day in the office more pleasant!

Requirements for candidates:

  • Must be in their current job for no less than a year
  • Must have Sponsorship by an ophthalmologist and/or optometrist
  • Must pass initial tests in basic grammar and mathematics
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent

RMI’s Ophthalmic Medical Technician Training consists of the following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Physiology of Ophthalmic Photography and Imaging
  • Ocular Motility
  • Ophthalmic Pharmacology
  • Front office - scheduling and ocular triage
  • Patient Services
  • Retinal and Ocular Diseases
  • Ultrasound workshop
  • In-office surgical assisting
  • Study guidance for the national technicians certification exam, administered by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

For more detailed information information regarding program specifics please email Briggite at