The Tyler Junior College Vision Care Clinic serves as a valuable learning tool for TJC ophthalmic medical assisting students pursuing certification for careers in the vision care industry.
Upon graduation, they may work as assistants in optometrists’ or ophthalmologists’ offices or as opticians who fill prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Throughout the month of March, the clinic is open to the public, offering eye exams and eyeglasses.
Clinic hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 30. The clinic is in Room 138 of the Regional Training Development Center at TJC West, located at 1530 SSW Loop 323 in Tyler.
TJC ophthalmic medical assisting students Jennifer Reeves (far left), of Tyler, and Heldai Mederos, of Tyler, assist a patient with selecting new eyeglass frames in the TJC Vision Care Clinic.
Eye exams are available 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment only, with optometrist Dr. Bryan Frazier performing the eye exams and TJC students assisting with patient assessments and exams.
Exam fees are $70 for non-TJC students and the public; $60 for TJC employees without TJC health insurance and all TJC students; and a $40 co-pay for TJC employees with TJC health insurance.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 903-510-2366 or email Suzanne Garrigan at Suzanne.Garrigan@tjc.edu.