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Ophthalmic Tech

Ophthalmic Tech


  • Make introductions and establish rapport with patients. Initiate patient evaluation, documenting the chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems, and all pertinent ocular findings accurately and in accordance with compliance guidelines.

  • Perform pre-exam testing to include visual acuity assessment, including pinhole and glare testing, confrontational visual field testing, assess extra ocular muscles, pupillary evaluation, tonometry, assess angles, pupillary dilation, and all other patient services as requested by the physician including specialty tests such as color vision screening, stereopsis, dry eye testing, and exophthalmometry.

  • Perform lensometry and specialized testing such as visual fields, keratometry, A/B scans, and ophthalmic photography optical coherence tomography (OCT), Optical Biometry (IOL Master and Lensstar).

  • Perform retinoscopy and refractometry. Assist with minor surgical procedures or laser treatments in the office.

  • Assist with fitting contact lenses and instruct patients in care and insertion of lenses.

  • Complete requests for prescription refills as authorized by physician, with full documentation in patient chart.

  • Educate patients regarding administration of medications and pre- and post-operative instructions as directed by physician.

  • Maintain inventory and order diagnostic medications and supplies. • Conduct inventory of instrument supply on a regular basis.

  • Assist with maintenance of clinical examination equipment and with ordering of supplies.




  •  High school diploma.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills as well as a neat and professional appearance.

  • Two years of specialized ophthalmic experience

  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) credential preferred.

  • Degree of supervision (i.e., direct, indirect), independence and discretion:

  • Position requires a great deal of initiative and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Employee must comply by state/national guidelines to maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Given the level of training and experience required in this position, the employee will be expected to work independently.

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