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"Ophthalmic Medical Technician"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Ophthalmic Medical Technician"

1) Clean or sterilize ophthalmic or surgical instruments.

2) Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.

3) Conduct visual field tests to measure field of vision.

4) Assess refractive conditions of eyes, using retinoscopes.

5) Assist patients to insert or remove contact lenses.

6) Call patients to inquire about their post-operative status or recovery.

7) Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.

8) Instruct patients in the care and use of contact lenses.

9) Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.

 

 

11) Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.

12) Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, tomographs, or retinoscopes.


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13) Take anatomical or functional ocular measurements of the eye or surrounding tissue, such as axial length measurements.

14) Take and document patients' medical histories.

15) Adjust or make minor repairs to spectacles or eyeglasses.

16) Assist patients to select eyewear.

17) Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including surgery.

18) Conduct binocular disparity tests to assess depth perception.

19) Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.

20) Measure corneal curvature with keratometers or ophthalmometers to aid in the diagnosis of conditions, such as astigmatism.

Job Description for "Ophthalmic Medical Technician" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-2057.00