Training Topics


Ophthalmic Theory

  • Ocular and basic systemic anatomy
  • Ocular and systemic disease processes
  • Documentation in medical records
  • Ophthalmic lasers and premium IOLs


Ophthalmic Technical Skills

  • History-taking
  • Visual acuity 
  • Manual lensometry
  • Plus or minus refractometry
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Pupil assessment
  • Confrontational visual field
  • Applanation tonometry
  • Amsler grid
  • Motility
  • Manual keratometry
  • Ocular Medications
  • Ishihara color testing


More Options

  • Additional technical training in diagnostic procedures
  • Team building
  • Front desk ophthalmic training
  • Other training upon request

Your trainer


Denese A. Smith, AAS, COT, COE, OSC

I have over 30 years experience in the ophthalmic field.  I am a certified ophthalmic executive, ophthalmic technician,  scribe and practice administrator.  I attended Indiana University, Oakton Community College and graduated from Triton College.

I am a former site manager and evaluator for the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology for the  technician certification practical exam.

The scope of my experience includes; 

general ophthalmology, refractive surgery, electrophysiology, cornea, pediatrics, oculoplastics, retina and glaucoma.  I have worked in both private and university-based settings.

I am well-versed in the day to day operations of an ophthalmic office including scheduling, billing, coding, revenue cycle management, contract negotiations, staff training, policy and procedure development and implementation.   


Professional Organization Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives

American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators

Illinois Medical Group Management Association

Health Practice Advisors, Chicago, IL


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