The Optometric Technician is considered a paraprofessional role. In this career, your work is done under the supervision and guidance of an optometrist.
As a technician, your main duty will be to help the optometrist with eye examinations.
Your job duties will also involve assisting with patient eye care and examination, helping with the maintenance of patient records and handling some technical duties involving equipment and eyeglass preparation.
Help prepare patients before an examination
Gather medical history information
Explain the exam process and administering tests to determine the visual capabilities of a patient
Perform therapy exercises or procedures with a patient under the direction of an Optometrist
Inventory within exam rooms/laboratory
Keep notes during an examination
Assist with minor repairs of broken or damaged glasses
Educate patients on how to care for their contact lenses or glasses
Advise during frame selection
Take measurements for the preparation of lenses
Minor maintenance and repair for examination equipment or other office equipment
The individual must have a minimum of a Optometry Technician Certificate with current license
1-2 years of experience
The individual must be computer literate
Strong written, verbal and communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Good attention to detail
Productive and quality focused
Drive to continue learning throughout career
Application Closing Date
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Job Applications and CV’s to: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating their preferred location in the Job Application or Cover letter.