Ophthalmic Technician Responsibilities and Duties

Operate ophthalmic equipment for patient’s eye examination.

Prepare patients for examinations and surgeries.

Obtain and record patient medical history.

Measure and record visual acuity and color vision testing.

Perform lensometry and sit-lamp examination as directed by Ophthalmologist.

Perform special ophthalmic tests for patients as requested by Ophthalmologist.

Assist Ophthalmologists during examination and surgeries.

Advise patients on ocular medications, dressings and contact lenses.

Instill anesthetic drops and assist in laser treatments and minor procedures.

Clean, sterilize and maintain surgical instruments.

Maintain the examination room clean, safe and organized.

Explain pre and post operative procedures to patients.

Review surgical plan and patient chart and prepare patient paperwork accurately.

Follow and enforce OSHA regulations.

Provide clerical and administrative assistance when needed.

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