What is it?
ROUBs have a strong knowledge base in basic physics and keratometry of the eye.
The Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist® (ROUB®) certification is one of JCAHPO’s specialty designation levels. ROUB certificants specialize in A-scan biometry on the eye and assist physicians and other eye care professionals with analysis of critical images that facilitate diagnosis and treatment.
What does it mean for me?
JCAHPO’s ROUB certification is recognized and respected as the standard level of certification for ophthalmic medical personnel in this specialty. ROUB certification indicates that an individual has the qualifications and training to perform critical tasks related to A-scan biometry and physics of the eye.
Examples of tasks that the certificant would handle
ROUBs work under the supervision and direction of a physician to perform clinical duties. In addition to administering intraocular lens power calculations, they are responsible for performing instrument settings, examination techniques and additional instrumentation procedures related to biometry. ROUBs also have a strong knowledge base in basic physics and keratometry of the eye.
What makes it different from COA, COT, COMT, and other JCAHPO certifications?
ROUB certification is a specialty certification level separate from JCAHPO core certification levels (COA, COT, and COMT). ROUB certificants work in a very specific division of the eye care field, while COAs and COTs participate in broader tasks and duties as ophthalmic medical personnel.
How do I become a ROUB?
An individual can become eligible for the ROUB examination via the following pathways:
- Graduate of an accredited Formal Training Program
- Currently certified as a COA, COT, COMT, or CDOS
- Work experience as an Ultrasound Biometrist with 5 hours of A-scan continuing education credits
Click here for more detailed requirements on ROUB certification eligibility.