General Information

Ophtalmic TechnologyAs a health professional trained in theoretical and clinical aspects of ophthalmology, ophthalmic technicians may practice in government agencies, private institutions, or private offices. They work under the supervision of an ophthalmologist and perform tasks such as patient examination, diagnostic testing, patient treatment, and assisting the ophthalmologist during surgical procedures.

The first year of prerequisite work includes general studies and introductory sciences courses to be completed at an accredited college or university. The second year of studies, offered at the Medical Sciences Campus, prepares the student for the specific professional responsibilities of an ophthalmic technician.


Admission Requirements

Applicants from any of the units of the University of Puerto Rico System may request transfer within the deadline established by their units’ Registrar’s Office. Students from private universities should submit the application in electronic format (application of admission at, within the deadline established by the program (usually in January). For more information about specific deadlines, please contact the Office of Admissions of the Medical Sciences Campus, at 787-758-2525, extension 2525.

Applicants for admission to the professional program must comply with the following requirements:

  • Completion of 33 credits of required courses at an accredited institution in the areas stated below. For specific courses within each subject, please contact the program.

Required Courses

English6 Semester Credit - Hours
Spanish6 Semester Credit - Hours
Humanities6 Semester Credit - Hours
Social Sciences6 Semester Credit - Hours
Biological Sciences6 Semester Credit - Hours
Mathematics3 Semester Credit - Hours
Total33 Semester Credit - Hours

  • Minimum grade point average of 2.00.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.00 in biological sciences and mathematics.
  • Fluency in Spanish and knowledge and comprehension of English.
  • Minimum interview score of 12.


Course Descriptions

(Please click here to access the Medical Sciences Campus Catalog and look for the Course Descriptions for this Program)


Informative Sheet

(Please click here to download the Informative Sheet of the Program)


Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of program courses and clinical practice.
Minimum grade point average of 2.00.


Program Faculty

Dr. Luis A. Serrano Torres – Program Director
Prof. Alex J. Soto Vega, COA, MSES – Associate Program Director
Prof. Elina M. Caballero Colon, COA, MC\SC – Instructor


Physical Address

School of Health Professions, 7th Floor, Office 725
Medical Center Complex
Monacillo Area, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico



Director – 758-2525, ext. 1935
Secretary -758-2525, ext. 4603
Program Fax – 787-751-0636