Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
- Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
- Assess refractive conditions of eyes, using retinoscopes.
- Assist patients to insert or remove contact lenses.
- Call patients to inquire about their post-operative status or recovery.
- Clean or sterilize ophthalmic or surgical instruments.
- Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.
- Conduct visual field tests to measure field of vision.
- Instruct patients in the care and use of contact lenses.
- Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
- Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
- Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
- Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, tomographs, or retinoscopes.
- Take anatomical or functional ocular measurements of the eye or surrounding tissue, such as axial length measurements.
- Take and document patients' medical histories.
- Adjust or make minor repairs to spectacles or eyeglasses.
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High School Diploma
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)