Also referred to as: Ophthalmic Technician/Scribe
Requirements and Responsibilities

Ophthalmic Technician provides technical services to assigned ophthalmic patients and assists ophthalmologists or optometrists in the examination and treatment of eye disorders. Takes patient history, conducts visual acuity screenings, and performs various technical procedures, including refractometry, tonometry, lensometry, and keratometry. Being an Ophthalmic Technician prepares patients for exams and procedures. Operates, maintains, and sanitizes ophthalmic equipment and instruments. Additionally, Ophthalmic Technician may assist physicians in performing minor surgical and laser procedures. May dispense contact lenses. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. May require a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification. Ophthalmic Technician's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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