Optometric Technician Job Description

optometric technician job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Optometric Technician Job Description

An optometrist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the care and treatment of eye diseases and disorders.

An optometrist is licensed to administer medications, perform eye exams, and treat eye infections.

An optometrist is also a primary care provider for issues of the general health of the eyes and the entire visual system.

An optometrist can diagnose a variety of eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Optometrists treat eye injuries, perform vision tests, and offer vision correction.

If surgery is necessary, optometrists perform procedures to correct refractive errors, cataracts, or corneal disease.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for an experienced Optometric Technician to join our team. The right candidate will have excellent customer service skills and a passion for helping people. If you have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn, we want you on our team!

Optometric Technician Duties:

  • Maintain quality control of optometry examination equipment, maintaining instrument and parts inventory
  • Perform eye exams for patients and provide optical prescriptions
  • Perform contact lens exams
  • Fault find, repair, and maintain optical equipment
  • Interface with patients, doctors, and other eye care professionals
  • Understand patient consultation and examination procedures
  • Follow up on patient referrals
  • Maintain accurate patient records and ophthalmic history
  • Meet all insurance requirements
  • Work collaboratively with office staff to maintain optimum patient flow
  • Assist with marketing activities
  • Manage, review and modify scopes of practice for doctors
  • Clarify responsibilities for physicians regarding employment and collegiate medical plans
  • Promote positive work environment through participation and communication
  • Meet all compliance regulations

Optometric Technician Responsibilities:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an ophthalmic technician
  • Knowledge of automated dispensing systems
  • Previous experience as an optometric assistant
  • Ability to quickly learn new practices, procedures, and products
  • Basic computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

Requirements And Skills:

  • Assist with clinical operations, including exam room setup, patient evaluations, and follow-up
  • Prescribe corrective and preventive eyewear
  • Administer and review patient paperwork
  • Enter patient data into electronic medical records
  • Provide patient information and respond to patient inquiries
  • Exercise sound judgment in making recommendations to patients, their families, and referring physicians regarding eye care and corrective eyewear
  • Demonstrate professionalism at all times in interactions with patients and coworkers, and communicate with them in a positive and respectful manner
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by maintaining calm demeanor when dealing with difficult or frustrating situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We understand that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to building a successful company. We encourage applications from all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We are especially committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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