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Top 50 Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Ophthalmic Medical Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.4% of Ophthalmic Medical Assistant resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant:

1. Patient Care

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  • Attended seminars on a regular basis where I interfaced with various specialists to ensure world-class patient care.
  • Discussed patient care and treatment with staff nurses and other direct care staff members.
  • Direct patient care * Front office * Physician and staff scheduling * Department supervision
  • Recorded all patient care and e-prescribed using EMR (Electronic Medical Record).
  • Direct patient care, surgery scheduling, ordering supplies.
  • Assisted large specialty ophthalmic/optometric practice in patient care.
  • Scribed with a physician to provide patient care.
  • Assisted Pediactric Ophthalmologist in extraocular examinatons and clinical assesments and patient care.

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2. Laser Hair Removal

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3. Visual Acuity

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  • Determined visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination.
  • Conducted special visual acuity testing for clinical research subjects.
  • Performed visual acuity and basic imaging testing.
  • Recorded patient history, checked visual acuity, motility, confrontational visual field, pupils and administered eye drops.
  • Measure visual acuity at distance and near utilizing tests appropriate for age and education, and record accurately.
  • Identified a patient's refractive error to analyze visual acuity.
  • Recorded visual acuity and eye pressures.
  • Obtain patient history, visual acuity, lensometry and medication reconciliation.
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Measure patient visual acuity, lens prescription using auto refractor machine.
  • Interview the patients to obtain medical information and measure their visual acuity and intraocular eye pressure.

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4. OCT

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Here's how OCT is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Performed proper testing such as Humphrey visual fields, OCT, Optic nerve photos, NFA.
  • Performed patient work up and medical history, assisted doctor in minor surgical procedures and lasers.
  • Analyzed images behind the retina before the doctor view them prior to a patient being seen.
  • Assisted all Doctors in various specialties with patient care and charting.
  • Worked for multiple doctors and followed the team to various locations.
  • Assisted the doctors and staff with all patient care.
  • Performed EKG's on patients when ordered by doctors.
  • Trained in Optical coherence tomography (OCT).
  • Assisted doctors in quality eye care for patients.
  • Perform Visual Field and OCT testing.
  • Charted doctors notes in pt's charts as well as EMR (NextGen).
  • Performed OCT, HVF, FA/FP tests.
  • Executed initial series of tests on patients prior to the ophthalmological examination and communicated the results to the doctor.
  • Assist Glaucoma Specialist, Lasik Surgeon and Cataract doctors daily in exams and in house procedures.
  • Worked alongside the doctor scribing and assisting with in office procedures.
  • Scribed and completed retina drawings during doctors exam.
  • Conduct OCT (Zeiss Cirrus) testing.
  • Handle patients reports for their primary medical doctors Scribing Return pharmacy calls, changing of medications etc.
  • Scribe, surgery scheduler, fluorescein angiography/ oct Practice closed in 2009.
  • Work up patients Flourecine angiography OCT VEP/ERG Fundis photos

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5. Visual Fields

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Here's how Visual Fields is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Processed computerized visual fields using Humphrey perimeter machines, while maintaining a database log of all pertinent patient information.
  • Facilitated patient intake, administered visual fields, and performed surgical counseling.
  • Managed flow of patients, visual screening, administered eye drops, visual fields, auto-refraction, and eye glass prescriptions.
  • Performed visual fields test, as ordered.
  • Screen patients by taking past medical history, performing visual acuity test, visual fields, and GDx.
  • Completed full patient work-ups including tonometry, refraction and visual fields.
  • Manifest refection (minus and pulse cylinder) Auto refraction Responsible for Visual fields.

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6. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared physical and electronic patient charts for exams; processed referrals and obtained medical records.
  • Entered data into electronic medical records as doctors dictated while performing exams on patients.
  • Prepared patients for examination through electronic medical records.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, and information such as test results in medical records.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Recorded and filed patient data and medical records.
  • Filed and pulled medical records as needed.
  • Performed clerical duties in medical records.
  • Experience with Electronic medical records.
  • Assist the physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and managed coding of diagnostic and treatment procedures contained in outpatient medical records.
  • Worked in Nextgen software to update patient medical records, and scribe with doctor to provide adequate patient care.
  • Learned Medflow EHR, backfilled medical records and updated/created new patient medical records.

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7. Contact Lens Orders

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8. Fundus Photos

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9. Exam Rooms

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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain clean, organized, and stocked exam rooms regularly.
  • Organized and maintained exam rooms.
  • Prepare procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies and equipment.

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10. Manifest Refractions

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Here's how Manifest Refractions is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Perform patient histories, vision screenings, pupil exams, and precise manifest refractions.

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11. Eye Exams

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Here's how Eye Exams is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.
  • Screened patients for eye exams to prepare them for the physician.
  • Perform full eye exams and assist in office surgery.
  • Assisted Ophthalmologist with procedures and thorough eye exams.
  • Front Desk Answering phones Eye exams Assist in surgery Inventory Sales

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12. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Scheduled patients for routine appointments and surgical procedures, and provided both preoperative and postoperative instruction.
  • Assisted physicians with various testing, minor surgical procedures and photography
  • Assisted provider with ocular surgical procedures such as cataract removal.
  • Determine qualification for surgical procedures.
  • Schedule and review surgical procedures by clearly communicating verbally and in writing to ensure patients understanding of the procedure and risks.
  • Performed day to day Medical Assistant skills, surgical procedures and laser procedures with aseptic techniques and conscience.
  • Assisted in minor surgical procedures and eye examinations.
  • Assist with small office surgical procedures.
  • Assisted in office surgical procedures.
  • Assist with minor surgical procedures and Prep Intra Ocular Injection, applying aseptic techniques and preparing instruments.
  • Assist physicians with surgical procedures, Lasik, Laser, and Injections.
  • Assisted physicians with in-office surgeries and specific surgical procedures, such as, laser surgeries, ocular injections and intra-ocular sutures.
  • Recorded dictation during patient exam Assisted with office surgical procedures Trained new ophthalmic writers Scheduled and greeted patients

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13. Glaucoma

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Here's how Glaucoma is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with minor office surgeries, visual fields, glaucoma testing, assisted with laser treatments.
  • Assisted and scribes for the specialist in Retina, Cataract and Glaucoma.
  • Performed visual tests for; glaucoma and cosmetic eyelid surgery.
  • Assisted with Laser surgery for Glaucoma and Cataracts.
  • Educated patients on various eye diseases and abnormalities, including macular degeneration and glaucoma.
  • Review all Documentation for accuracy Assisting patients with needed eye drops for treating glaucoma.

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14. Triage

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Here's how Triage is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Administered topical medication and diagnostic drugs used for patients and provided triage.
  • Assisted with scribing, medical coding, phone triage and coordinated pharmacy requests.
  • Answered patient questions and concerns via telephone and triaged ophthalmic problems.
  • Triaged after hours telephone calls for on-call physicians.
  • Triaged patient calls and questions.

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15. Pachymetry

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Here's how Pachymetry is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Perform corneal pachymetry and IOL measurements.
  • Assisted and scribes for the specialist in Retina, Cataract and Glaucoma Performing test such OCT, Pachymetry, and Visual Field
  • Performed visual acuity checks, pre-operative testing (topography, pachymetry, and epic refraction).
  • Performed patients tests and screening ( Visual fields, pachymetry, pentacam, IOL master.

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16. Tonopen

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Here's how Tonopen is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Can operate machine such as iCare, tonopen, applinate, Pachemetry, PentaCam, topography, sterilizing surgical tools.

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17. IOL

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Here's how IOL is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Achieved certification as an IOL master and Ophthalmic Assistant.
  • Take measurements of the eyes using IOL.
  • Scheduled surgeries, obtained IOL Master measurements, and Fundus retinal photographs.

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18. Appointment Scheduling

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Here's how Appointment Scheduling is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Process referrals and pre authorizations, Maintains appointment scheduling.

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19. Intraocular Pressure

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Here's how Intraocular Pressure is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Performed ophthalmic testing: visual acuity, intraocular pressure, Humphrey visual field, corneal topography, and refraction.
  • Tested for intraocular pressure, ocular motility and pupil size, equality and reaction.
  • Measured intraocular pressure of eyes.
  • Performed visual acuity testing, refractions to assess for corrective lenses and intraocular pressure testing.
  • Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.

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20. IOP

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Here's how IOP is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or materials or performing ophthalmic minor procedures and thyroid biopsies.
  • Worked patients for Dr. Assesment of pupils, IOP Contact lens fitting Assisted in minor surgery Lensometry Medical and ocular history
  • Capture images of eye for macular degeneration, refractions and performed IOP's
  • Assisted in office surgeries as minor as chalazions and biopsies to major procedures such as upper and lower blepharoplasties.
  • Roomed patients, obtained Vas and IOPs, performed diagnostic testing on patients (i.e.
  • Scribe Take patients chief complaintsCheck IOPTake numerous different opthalmic imagesUpdate medical historiesAssist in outpatient proceduresPhone in prescriptions

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21. Goldman

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Here's how Goldman is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Performed automated and manual lensometry, and Goldman applanation tonometry.

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22. Corneal Topography

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23. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments.Interviewed patients, measured vital signs, weight, and height, and recorded information.

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24. Diagnostic Tests

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Here's how Diagnostic Tests is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests.
  • Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.

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25. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Received benefit information from various insurance companies and eligibility information.
  • Reconciled delinquent accounts with insurance companies and patients.

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26. HRT

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27. Ophthalmic Instruments

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Here's how Ophthalmic Instruments is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Provide a variety of routine test using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information.
  • Performed different tests and used ophthalmic instruments that provided diagnostic information.
  • Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
  • Perform certain tests (check eye pressures, refractions) and use ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information.
  • Assist Ophthalmologist * Performing certain test and using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information * Calling in prescriptions to the pharmacy
  • Operated ophthalmic instruments, including refractors, tono-pens, auto-kerarefractometers, OCT and Visual Fields.

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28. Color Vision

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Here's how Color Vision is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including external examination, central and peripheral visual fields and color vision tests.

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29. Insurance Forms

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30. PAM

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31. Diagnostic Information

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Here's how Diagnostic Information is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Performed necessary ophthalmic test that provided diagnostic information to physicians.
  • Perform certain tests and use ophthalmic instructions that provide diagnostic information.

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32. EHR

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Here's how EHR is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Interpreted in Spanish, Writing medical scripts or E-RX per the EHR.
  • Perform full work ups and history taking for patients in EHR.
  • Enter patient information in EHR computer system.
  • Use of Excel, Microsoft word, and Nextgen (EHR system).

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33. A-Scan

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Here's how A-Scan is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with a few Aladin and Immersion A-scans.

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34. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Learned Front desk dealing, scheduling, Phone manners, gathering patient demographics, and entering them in the computer.
  • Assisted with patient flow by, multitasking and assisting with front desk duties as needed.
  • Trained new hires for all front desk duties.
  • Assisted in all aspects of Front Desk.

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35. Applanation Tonometry

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Here's how Applanation Tonometry is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Acquired many new skills including applanation tonometry, manual keratometry, and refractions for spectacle correction.

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36. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Front desk duties which included verification of patient information and scheduling appointments.
  • Assisted front office when needed with scheduling appointments and updating patient data in Mozart database.

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37. Test Cases

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38. Eye Care

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Here's how Eye Care is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Managed patients' primary eye care health with professionalism and skill.
  • Analyzed test results to develop proper eye care treatment plans.
  • Treat the patients with eye care procedures.
  • Provided complete patient eye care services.

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39. YAG

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Here's how YAG is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in minor procedures including Lid Lesion removals, SLT and YAG laser procedures.

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40. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Inventory and order medical/office supplies or equipment.
  • Inventory, expiration of medications, and ordering medical or office supplies.
  • Ordered and distributed office supplies while adhering to a fixed office budget.
  • Managed office supplies, vendors, organization and upkeep.
  • Inventory and order medical and office supplies or equipment.
  • Attained inventory of all office supplies.

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41. Present Illness

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Here's how Present Illness is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Obtain patient medical history including chief complaint and history of present illness.

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42. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Screen company mobile phone messages, answer telephone calls.

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43. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Check Blood Pressure per physicians request.
  • Take patient's blood pressure.
  • see 1995-2006 description) -Height, weight, blood pressure and medications taken and charted -Eye medications and drops administered as necessary

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44. Nextgen

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45. CPT

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Here's how CPT is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in medical coding since 08/2006 using ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS CODES.

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46. Family History

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47. Topical Medications

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Here's how Topical Medications is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs prescribed by the ophthalmologist for testing or treatment.
  • Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing or treatment.

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48. Patient Procedures

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Here's how Patient Procedures is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Take patient medical histories and Assisting ophthalmologists with patient procedures.

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49. Medical Supplies

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Here's how Medical Supplies is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Inventoried and ordered medical supplies and materials.

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50. GDX

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Here's how GDX is used in Ophthalmic Medical Assistant jobs:
  • Set up visual field tests, eye drop administration for dilation, tonometry, fluorescein angiography gdx, and refract patients.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Patient Care

22.7%

Laser Hair Removal

9.0%

Visual Acuity

8.8%

OCT

6.9%

Visual Fields

6.3%

Medical Records

5.3%

Contact Lens Orders

4.7%

Fundus Photos

3.9%

Exam Rooms

3.5%

Manifest Refractions

3.5%

Eye Exams

3.5%

Surgical Procedures

3.2%

Glaucoma

3.0%

Triage

2.9%

Pachymetry

2.6%

Tonopen

2.2%

IOL

2.2%

Appointment Scheduling

2.1%

Intraocular Pressure

1.8%

IOP

1.8%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Patient Care 17.4%
2 Laser Hair Removal 6.9%
3 Visual Acuity 6.8%
4 OCT 5.3%
5 Visual Fields 4.8%
6 Medical Records 4.1%
7 Contact Lens Orders 3.6%
8 Fundus Photos 3.0%
9 Exam Rooms 2.7%
10 Manifest Refractions 2.7%
11 Eye Exams 2.7%
12 Surgical Procedures 2.5%
13 Glaucoma 2.3%
14 Triage 2.2%
15 Pachymetry 2.0%
16 Tonopen 1.7%
17 IOL 1.7%
18 Appointment Scheduling 1.6%
19 Intraocular Pressure 1.4%
20 IOP 1.4%
21 Goldman 1.4%
22 Corneal Topography 1.3%
23 Vital Signs 1.2%
24 Diagnostic Tests 1.1%
25 Insurance Companies 1.1%
26 HRT 1.1%
27 Ophthalmic Instruments 1.1%
28 Color Vision 0.9%
29 Insurance Forms 0.8%
30 PAM 0.8%
31 Diagnostic Information 0.8%
32 EHR 0.8%
33 A-Scan 0.8%
34 Front Desk 0.8%
35 Applanation Tonometry 0.8%
36 Scheduling Appointments 0.7%
37 Test Cases 0.7%
38 Eye Care 0.6%
39 YAG 0.6%
40 Office Supplies 0.6%
41 Present Illness 0.6%
42 Phone Calls 0.6%
43 Blood Pressure 0.6%
44 Nextgen 0.5%
45 CPT 0.5%
46 Family History 0.5%
47 Topical Medications 0.5%
48 Patient Procedures 0.5%
49 Medical Supplies 0.5%
50 GDX 0.4%
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