Ophthalmic Medical Technicians


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.
Also called: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician, Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Ophthalmic Technician

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Medical software
  • AcuityPro
  • EyeMD EMR
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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