Ophthalmic Medical Technologists


Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions and ophthalmic photography. Provide instruction and supervision to other ophthalmic personnel. Assist with minor surgical procedures, applying aseptic techniques and preparing instruments. May perform eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct patients in care and use of corrective lenses.
Also called: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT), Ophthalmic Medical Technologist, Ophthalmic Technologist (Ophthalmic Tech)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

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
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

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
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Medical software
  • AcuityPro
  • EyeMD EMR
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
    Internet browser software
  • Web browser software

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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