The profession of Ophthalmic nursing continues to magnify and progress in response to the increasing healthcare expectations, advancing technology and changing priorities. The changing needs of the healthcare system has been met by developing advanced practice educational programs, including specialized nurse practitioners, who are competent clinical decision makers able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide effective and holistic eye care services. Ophthalmic Nurses are expected to provide effective care integration and management of patient flow, enhanced knowledge, exceptional skills and innovative minds for the provision of safe and quality patient care.
Ophthalmic nurses have the ability to apply medical and nursing intervention that fulfil visual care requirements with a primary role that lies in developing and maintain the highest standards of care, and helping patient adapt to new life style altering conditions.
Careers of graduates:
A master’s in ophthalmic nursing is currently the highest degree obtainable in this discipline. Graduates of this program can have several career paths including: