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Top Ophthalmic Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an ophthalmic technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of ophthalmic technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 23.1% of ophthalmic technician resumes contained patient care as a skill. Let's find out what skills an ophthalmic technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Ophthalmic Technician resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Care

high Demand

Here's how Patient Care is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Provided direct and indirect patient care associated with ophthalmologist care, assisted provider in the examination and treatment of ophthalmology patients.
  • Perform non-repetitive complex and specialized tasks involving established methodologies used in patient care requiring extremely great skill.
  • Do non-repetitive difficult and specialized duties involving recognized methodologies utilized in a patient care.
  • Coordinated patient care and surgery for ophthalmologist specializing in corneal disease treatment and transplantation.
  • Assist ophthalmologist with providing patient care by performing different eye related clinical functions.
  • Performed patient care procedures patient education consistent within scope of practice guidelines.
  • Manage supplies and restock/order inventory to ensure optimal availability for patient care.
  • Provided exceptional patient care by performing preliminary and comprehensive patient examinations.
  • Coordinate with referring physician offices to facilitate patient care.
  • Work directly with all resident and attending MD's as well as senior staff to ensure optimal patient care and treatment.
  • Obtain comprehensive patient ocular and medical histories for clinical trials, constantly recognized through patient survey for excellent patient care.
  • Assist the Ophthalmologist in minor office procedures Provide patient care and perform visual test Answer the phone and make appointments
  • Team Leader * Patient care prior to seeing the doctor, including special testing * Scheduling appointments * Telephone Triage
  • Contribute in a patient care involving diagnostic vision tests, history and the visual field tests under physician direction.
  • Performed patient care such as taking visual acuity, dilating (children and adults), and rooming patients.
  • Train staff with ophthalmic task daily, weekly, and monthly duties; implemented standards for quality patient care.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures, patient care, conducting eye exams, fitting glasses and several other duties.
  • Demonstrated excellent patient care and communication skills that have been recognized by other health care professionals and professors.
  • Provide Excellent patient care, Confidentiality, Electronic Medical Record, Epic, Preliminary work ups for doctors.
  • Delegated staff Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in--patient care.

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2. Visual Acuity

high Demand

Here's how Visual Acuity is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Examined all patients by observing visual acuity and measuring optical power.
  • Administered topical ophthalmic medications and handled visual acuity, and refraction.
  • Documented patient history, performed visual acuity and glaucoma tests.
  • Performed visual acuity testing and digital retinal photography.
  • Record patient medical history and visual acuity measurements.
  • Check corrected and uncorrected visual acuity.
  • Determine visual acuity and perception.
  • Conduct external visual acuity testing.
  • Operate and maintain diagnostic equipment used to measure patients' visual acuity, eye pressure, eye movement and visual fields.
  • Perform basic visual acuity tests and other vision related diagnostic tests in order to prepare patient data for the consultation.
  • Roomed 24-28 patients per day and performed all history taking, visual acuity and testing as required by doctor.
  • Performed preliminary testing such as visual acuity, color blindness, ocular pressure, corneal thickness and depth perception.
  • Take a complete patient history and complaints, measure visual acuity, check inter ocular pressure and dilate pupils.
  • Perform diagnostic testing and measurements such as motor testing, visual acuity testing, and color vision testing.
  • Performed tests that included but not limited to visual fields, visual acuity, color blindness, etc.
  • Obtain Visual Complaints * Obtained visual acuity * Performed data entry * Scheduled appointments * Provided customer service
  • Perform patient workup, measuring visual acuity including near, distance, pinhole, using appropriate tests.
  • Initiate data collection for refraction including auto-refraction and visual acuity tests (far/near, with/without glasses).
  • Gathered thorough medical histories from patients, obtained vital signs, and performed visual acuity examinations.
  • Work up patients for doctor, recording patient complaint, visual acuity, and eye pressure.

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3. Ophthalmology

high Demand

Here's how Ophthalmology is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Reinforced patient/family teaching as delegated by the Ophthalmology Lead/Practice Manager and clearly documented patient response in patient record.
  • Managed front office operations including customer service, scheduling and check-in/check-out duties for a very busy Ophthalmology practice.
  • Coordinated and developed system for efficiently ordering supplies for the entire department of Ophthalmology.
  • Supervised second ophthalmology technician and veterinary students in ophthalmology clinical rotation.
  • General ophthalmology practice, primarily responsible for contact lens fittings.
  • Assisted four doctors in a family owned general ophthalmology practice.
  • Fast paced patient-oriented 5 Doctor Ophthalmology office setting.
  • Experience in general and retinal ophthalmology clinics.
  • Present findings during the ophthalmology department retreat.
  • Prepared patients for ophthalmology examination.
  • General Ophthalmology, teaching facility.
  • Prepared patients for ophthalmology test.
  • Job specifications included: those outlined by the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology for a Certified Ophthalmic Technician.
  • Initiated cross training as the Ophthalmology Operation Room Supervisor so Ocular Technicians could assist in surgeries outside of their specialties.
  • Collaborated and facilitated move of all ophthalmology services and equipment from multiple locations to form new UW Eye Institute.
  • Busy fast paced general ophthalmology practices as well as varying sub-specialties with primary focus being glaucoma and cataracts.
  • Provide Multi-Specialty Ophthalmology practice with information needed to arrive at a diagnosis, to prescribe treatment.
  • Worked as an ophthalmology technician responsible for patient work ups prior to seeing the physician.
  • Worked in general Ophthalmology and became a lead tech in Cornea and later in Retina.
  • Traveled to various Ophthalmology conventions across the country, so our practice remained modern.

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4. Surgery

high Demand

Here's how Surgery is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Sterilized and set-up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures, assisted with minor office surgery and laser treatments.
  • Scheduled Surgery at Banner and other outside facilities ordered anesthesia and any specialty items that were required
  • Obtain patient history and physical examination Refraction for glasses and contacts Clinic and surgery scheduling Surgical assisting
  • Assisted in surgery scheduling and various administrative duties, including communicating with insurance companies.
  • Practice aseptic and sterile techniques for a variety of in-office and ambulatory surgery procedures.
  • Prepared patients in performing all preoperative testing for cataract and refractive surgery.
  • Trained entry-level technicians on preliminary testing and minor and major surgery.
  • Coordinate and schedule retinal procedures with patients and surgery centers/hospitals.
  • Worked in surgery with Ophthalmologist for cataract and refractive procedures.
  • Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including surgery.
  • Coordinated outpatient surgery scheduling with physician and hospital staff.
  • Schedule all surgical procedures with local outpatient surgery centers.
  • Maintained highest refractive surgery conversion rate for consultations.
  • Manage the military installations Corneal Refractive Surgery program.
  • Scheduled surgeries with ambulatory surgery center and hospital.
  • Prepared patients for surgery and reviewed post-operative instructions.
  • Coordinated and maintained daily clinic/ surgery schedules.
  • Confirmed patient insurance approval for cataract surgery.
  • Trained refractive surgery coordinators and ophthalmic technicians.
  • Managed clinic Corneal Refractive Surgery program.

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5. Color Vision

high Demand

Here's how Color Vision is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Conduct preliminary screening examinations including external examinations, central and peripheral visual fields, and color vision tests.
  • Conduct preliminary screening including externals, confrontational fields and color vision.
  • Performed diagnostic testing: Visual Field, OCT, color vision, Corneal topography, A-scans IOL Master.
  • Conduct color vision testing Provide instructions to patients or family members concerning diagnoses or treatment plans.
  • Perform peripheral visual tests, ocular motility tests and color vision tests.
  • Assessed vision, measured glasses, checked depth perception and color vision.
  • Checked muscle movement and color vision.
  • Administered baseline external exams, color vision testing, stereopsis testing, measuring and recording papillary response.
  • Performed specialized testing: visual field, color vision testing, keratometry, B-scans, A-scans and blood sugar checks.
  • Performed pre-testing for the doctor, including visual field tests, color vision test, and corneal topography.
  • Work up patients by checking the vision, eye alignment, color vision and stereopsis.
  • Conducted visual field, color vision and Amsler Grid tests.
  • Perform color vision testing with Ishihara pseudoisochromatic plates and screen monitor, Lancaster red-green test, stereo vision testing.
  • Conduct preliminary testing which included: visual acuities, vital signs, color vision, and stereopsis.
  • Performed specialized testing: visual field, color vision testing, keratometry, and biometry.
  • Conducted refractometry, lensometry, motility, color vision and Schrimer tests.
  • Glare test, Amsler Grid, Worth 4 Dot Test,Stereopsis, Color Vision.

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6. Diagnostic Tests

high Demand

Here's how Diagnostic Tests is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Prepare patients for ophthalmic examination including assessment, preoperative and postoperative education, diagnostic testing, scheduling, and documentation.
  • Prepared patients for Ophthalmic exam including history documentation, assessments, diagnostic testing, refraction, surgical assisting.
  • Perform diagnostic testing, administer topical medications for dilation, obtain measurements for glasses and contact prescriptions.
  • General patient education including signs and symptoms of common ophthalmic disorders and instruction for diagnostic testing.
  • Recorded patients medical histories, performed various vision and diagnostic tests using advanced equipment.
  • Record patient's medical history, prepare procedure paperwork, and administer diagnostic testing/photography.
  • Performed patient medical history screenings and diagnostic testing prior to doctors examination.
  • Scheduled all diagnostic testing and referrals to various medical physicians.
  • Trained over 20 technicians to perform medical imaging and diagnostic testing
  • Perform diagnostic testing based on patient ocular disease history.
  • Executed diagnostic testing by applying confidence with clinical equipment.
  • Perform diagnostic testing and medical history review.
  • Performed advanced diagnostic testing on patients.
  • Record the patient's chief complaints and medical history, perform diagnostic testing and imaging, and scribe for the ophthalmologist.
  • Train and teach fellow Technicians on proper techniques for initial exam, refraction and Diagnostic testing cover for Tech Manager
  • Record patient histories, perform vision and diagnostic tests, instruct patients about medication, tests and procedures.
  • Selected to learn and operate new equipment purchased for diagnostic testing and train technicians in proper equipment operation.
  • Obtained and maintained patient histories, vision screening and testing, performed imaging and diagnostic testing as needed.
  • Performed diagnostic testing on patient such as Visual Field, OCT, Auto Refraction and Measure Spectacles.
  • Screen patients for eye examination, implement diagnostic testing, and perform all necessary side job duties.

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7. Surgical Procedures

high Demand

Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Assist the doctor during minor surgical procedures; including sterile preparation and correct documentation.
  • Assisted physicians during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures including, sterile preparations and instrumentation.
  • Provided skilled ophthalmic services including assistance with outpatient surgical procedures and routine eye examinations.
  • Maintained equipment and ordered supplies for two office locations including ambulatory surgical suite.
  • Assisted ophthalmologist during eye examinations, minor surgical procedures and laser treatments etc.
  • Educated patients on and scheduled a variety of outpatient surgical procedures.
  • Worked with approximately 40 physicians assisting in all refractive surgical procedures.
  • Prepared patients for surgical procedures, including instructions for postoperative care.
  • Sterilized and set up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures.
  • Coordinated surgical procedures and informed patients of surgical protocol.
  • Assisted physicians during diagnostic exams and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted ophthalmologist with various in office surgical procedures.
  • Assisted doctor in surgical procedures and examinations.
  • Documented surgical procedures for marketing purposes.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures performed.
  • Assisted physician during surgical procedures.
  • Assist in patient education by answering questions and explaining our surgical procedures to support the transition from candidate to patient.
  • Act as assistant during in-office surgical procedures, Gather patient medical history and prepare charts for the doctor.
  • Prepared for, and assisted with surgical procedures: sterile set-up, draw-up injections, removed sutures.
  • Communicate daily with numerous patients of all ages preparing them for diagnostic testing and surgical procedures.

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8. Exam Rooms

high Demand

Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Doctor assistance in exam rooms during cataract evaluations and other minor procedures.
  • Maintained inventory of supplies necessary for ophthalmic equipment and exam rooms.
  • Utilize Electronic Health Record software to maintain patient records, e-prescribe medication/refills Maintain equipment, clean, and restock exam rooms
  • Confirmed patient appointments, sent out annual exam reminder cards, answered phones, refilled exam room supplies, filing.
  • Check to ensure that all exam rooms are adequately stocked with supplies needed for the following day.
  • Cleaned, maintained, restocked exam rooms as necessary throughout day and at the end of day.
  • Maintained exam rooms fully stocked with supplies, clean all instruments and sterilize equipment in autoclave.
  • Order and stock Exam rooms ;communicate any concerns about patient condition immediately to physician.
  • Prepare procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies and equipment.
  • Inventoried exam room supplies including drops, sterile supplies, procedure forms, and brochures.
  • Monitored patients flow, ensuring the physician exam rooms were always full.
  • Pretested patients dilate and set up exam rooms on a daily basis.
  • Clean and stock exam rooms with medications/drops and other supplies as needed.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies inventories for exam rooms and contact lens room.
  • Keep CL neat and stocked and keep exam rooms organized and stocked.
  • Escorted patients exam rooms and prepared them for physician exams.
  • Prepare exam rooms for patient examination and procedures.
  • Prepared exam rooms for physicians to perform procedures.
  • Arranged exam rooms and inventoried supplies and equipment.
  • Stock and organize exam rooms and procedure rooms.

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9. Customer Service

high Demand

Here's how Customer Service is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Demonstrate dedication to enhancing customer service by serving as a role model in delivering quality customer service.
  • Supported organizational goals by providing quality customer service.
  • Collaborated with office staff in appointment scheduling, records maintenance, providing customer service and in addressing patients' concerns.
  • Provided excellent customer service to patients and their family members as they enter the facility with a promptness and friendliness.
  • Conducted vision screenings in an office setting, contact lens classes, care and sales, scheduling and customer service
  • Filled in on switchboard/reception desk as needed demonstrating my ability to provide friendly, courteous, customer service.
  • Provide excellent customer service to answer any questions patients have and ensure patients feel comfortable at all times.
  • Received excellent reviews as a team member, strong attention to detail, exemplary customer service and communications.
  • Prepare all patients for surgeon, handle customer service and ordering supplies for company.
  • Provided exceptional customer service by identifying a patient's need and resolving the issues.
  • Provided customer service by answering telephones, and making and confirming patient appointments.
  • Provided high levels of customer service in a challenging and fast paced environment.
  • Provide front desk reception and customer service to more than 25 patients daily.
  • Recognized with awards for good performance, excellent customer service and satisfaction.
  • Provide excellent customer services to patients with questions, concerns or complaints.
  • Provide customer service to 6,000 +active duty, dependents and retirees.
  • Provided excellent customer service, support among patients and referring doctors.
  • Established great rapport and provided excellent customer service to each patient.
  • Selected as patient contact representative, handling all customer service issues.
  • Honed my skills and was repeatedly recognized for outstanding customer service.

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10. Pachymetry

high Demand

Here's how Pachymetry is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Complete special tests such as, Humphrey visual fields, OCT's, topography, and pachymetry.
  • Perform OCT Scans and other special testing including pachymetry, topography, and Humphrey visual field testing.
  • Performed ophthalmic duties such as auto refraction, visual fields, OCT, pachymetry and master.
  • Performed specialty tests including ophthalmic photographs, corneal topographies, visual fields, and pachymetry.
  • Test pupils; pachymetry, stereo testing, confront fields, and color testing
  • Scribe and perform diagnostic testing such as Visual Fields, OCT, Pachymetry.
  • Obtained auto refraction measurements, topography, pachymetry, and dilation.
  • Conducted visual field testing, corneal topography, and pachymetry.
  • Preformed Visual fields, Pachymetry, and HRT.
  • Perform iLasik evaluations including Pachymetry and Topography readings.
  • Conduct corneal hand-held pachymetry and tonometry readings/screenings.
  • Prepare and perform visual field testing, Auto refract and Pachymetry * Created charts and ordered supplies for the contact lens room
  • Perform the following tests, pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, visual field testing, topography and ptosis testing.
  • Administer diagnostic testing prior to cataract extraction including, IOL Master, 3-D Wave, Pachymetry, and Keratometry.
  • Perform visual field, OCT, A-scan, pachymetry, IOL Master, auto refractor and topography testing.
  • Performed LASIK workups including: Wave Scans, Topography Scans, Schirmer Tear Tests, and Pachymetry.
  • Performed A-Scan tests, corneal topography, keratometry, pachymetry, and instrument sterilization.
  • Trained on Topography machine, Pachymetry, Wavefront, and OCT.
  • Experience with HRT II, Visual Fields,IOL Master, and Pachymetry.
  • Perform refractions, auto-refractions, pachymetry and automated visual field testing.

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11. IOL

high Demand

Here's how IOL is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Performed IOL calculations for cataract surgery.
  • Conduct variety of preliminary testing such as OCT, Humphrey visual field, IOL Master, corneal thickness, and topography.
  • Work up patients, performing PAM and BAT test, topography, IOL calculations, and visual fields.
  • Organized the manual used by all the technicians as a manual on how to do IOL calculations.
  • Performed IOL Master testing, A-Scans, OCT's and Humphrey Visual Fields.
  • Conduct patient visual field testing, A-scan, IOL and immersion measurements.
  • Prepared and loaded IOL's to be passed to the surgeon.
  • Explained charges, informed patient of IOL options and additional cost.
  • Organized FDA clinical study for Calhoun's Light Adjustable IOL.
  • Performed necessary testing and measurements for CE/ with IOL.
  • Full patient workup in addition to FA, OCT, IOL Master, B scan, topography.
  • Conduct Pre-ops for Surgical patients, including diagnostic testing: A-Scan, EKG, Cell count and IOL Master.
  • Conducted visual field tests to measure field of vision, IOL Master, Corneal Topography, and A-scan testing.
  • Lead technician with A-scan biometry (contact and immersion), IOL calculation for prior LASIK and refractive patients.
  • Operate IOL Master for approved patients having cataract surgery done by Dr. Stephen Brint M.D.
  • Perform testing for eye exams, such as Lenstar, IOL master, Topography.
  • Perform Cataract Evaluation including A-Scan biometry, IOL Master readings, and LenStar.
  • Performed IOL calculations, A-scans and Refractions/ Assistant to Dr. George Waring.
  • Conducted pahymetry, IOL Master, and Optical Coherence Tomography testing.
  • Perform IOL Master on cataract patients as well as A-Scan biometry.

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12. Triage

high Demand

Here's how Triage is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Performed preliminary examinations on patients: triage; cataract evaluations, retinal triage.
  • Performed triage on all new patients and obtained/recorded all medical history and medications.
  • Managed 3 technicians, created tech job descriptions Maintained adequate stock and supplies Conducted triage, call backs, refills etc.
  • Schedule exams and minor procedures for different levels of exams and triage throughout each doctors schedule for each individual case.
  • Point of contact to triage phone calls and determine the urgency of appointments with proper documentation in EHR.
  • Fit for Contact lens, read prism, participated in telephone triage, and prescription calls.
  • Answered patient phone calls, triage patient phone calls, and coordinated patient's appointments.
  • Assessed patient concerns over the phone (triage) and consulted with physicians.
  • Worked with doctors and co-technicians to prioritize and complete triage calls.
  • Experience in working up patients, including history taking and triage.
  • Assist with in-office surgeries, provides patient education and telephone triage.
  • Chart documentation; Telephone triage as well as pharmacy calls.
  • Received inbound calls to triage and resolve patient concerns.
  • Front desk work for triage, and scheduling patients.
  • Assist in minor surgeries, & triage ocular complaints.
  • Assisted with triage walk-in patients and emergency patients.
  • Assisted with phone triage, and scheduling appointments.
  • Perform basic triage per specific office protocol procedures.
  • Educate patients by means of inbound/outbound triage calls.
  • Performed telephone triage, and vital signs.

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13. Slit Lamp

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Here's how Slit Lamp is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Performed all aspects of routine examination for ophthalmologists and optometrists including slit lamp exam and dilation.
  • Slit lamp anterior chamber examination.
  • Studied the lens, cornea and front chamber of eye utilizing slit lamps and note down variations from the normal.
  • Examined the cornea, lens and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal.
  • Assist in Refraction, basic ophthalmic photography, axial length measurements, ocular motility, basic slit lamp exam.
  • Examine the eye, using slit lamp, for abnormalities of cornea and anterior and posterior chamber.
  • Interpret doctors discussion with patient, accurately record slit lamp findings and code diagnoses findings in EHR.
  • Operated ophthalmic equipment such as, the slit lamp, for patient's eye examination.
  • Utilized slit lamp to check for abnormalities of the cornea and anterior and posterior chambers.
  • Input history, chief complaint, Confrontation field, slit lamp findings in paper chart.
  • Use of slit lamp to check for narrow angles prior to dilation drops.
  • Use slit lamp to examine patients cornea, lens and anterior chamber.
  • Document history, chief compliant, slit lamp findings.
  • Perform slit lamp examination/ proper testing of eyes.
  • Examined eye using slit lamp for abnormalities.
  • Perform basic slit lamp examination.
  • Perform preliminary slit lamp exams.
  • Conduct patient work-ups to include H&P, vitals, V&P, slit lamp exams and diagnostic testing.
  • Operated ophthalmic instruments, including phoropters, retinal cameras, slit lamps, and assisted with laser treatments/ eye injections.
  • Used a slit lamp biomicroscope to examine patients' cornea, lens and anterior chambers and checked for angle closures.

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14. Laser Hair Removal

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Here's how Laser Hair Removal is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Performed laser hair removal and micro-dermatological abrasion treatments.

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15. Tonopen

average Demand

Here's how Tonopen is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Reduced patient wait time and obtained medical histories, vision acuity and intraocular measurements (tonopen).
  • Performed Vidual Fields, OCT, Tonopen, checking angles, A-scans.
  • Obtain Patient's Intraocular Pressure (Using a Tonopen).
  • Trained on checking IOP with Goldmann and Tonopen.
  • Update in EMR and check patient vision, CVF, EOM and IOP (using tonopen and applanation.)
  • Performed visual field testing, ocular coherence tomography and assessed intraocular pressures through tonopen or applanation.
  • Check intraocular pressure using tonopen and hand applanation.
  • Eye pressure ( NCT, tonopen, applanation), checked pupils, dilated pupils.
  • Obtained eye pressure of patient by the use of a Goldmann Tonometer or Tonopen.
  • Check pressures with Applanation Tonometry and with Tonopen.
  • Obtain IOP using Goldmann applanation and/or tonopen.
  • Preform intraocular pressures by both tonopen and applanation tonomerty.
  • Obtain intraocular pressure by applanation tonomentry or tonopen.
  • Obtain intraocular pressure with Tonopen and/or Goldman applanation.
  • Take patients ocular pressure Operate visual field machines, auto-refractor, icare, lensometer, and tonopen machines.
  • Perform Refractometry and Goldmann applanation tonometry, and able to use a Tonopen.
  • Conduct tonometry tests to measure intraocular pressure using Goldmann applanation tonometer, Tonopen, or PASCAL tonometry.

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16. Applanation Tonometry

average Demand

Here's how Applanation Tonometry is used in Ophthalmic Technician jobs:
  • Assisted doctors with patient flow and performed numerous vision tests on patients including refraction and applanation tonometry.
  • Specialized in clinical patient examinations Performed numerous ocular procedures including refraction, OCT, and applanation tonometry
  • Coordinated patient flow, measured intraocular pressure by applanation tonometry.
  • Skilled in applanation tonometry, visual accuity testing.
  • Measure intraocular pressure using applanation tonometry.
  • Use of Pachymeter to assess corneal thickness as well as knowledge of Goldmann applanation tonometry.
  • Performed lacrimal irrigation, lensometry, and refractometry; assisted in evaluating eye pressure with applanation tonometry.
  • Performed visual screening, applanation tonometry, refractions, visual fields testing, OCT scans, IOLMaster and iTrace diagnostic testing.
  • Performed A-scans, keratometry, fundus photography, visual field, applanation tonometry, and macro auto refractor.

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20 Most Common Skill For An Ophthalmic Technician

Patient Care23.1%
Visual Acuity11%
Ophthalmology6%
Surgery4.5%
Color Vision3.9%
Diagnostic Tests3.3%
Surgical Procedures2.7%
Exam Rooms2.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Ophthalmic Technician

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Patient Care
Patient Care
23.1%
23.1%
2
2
Visual Acuity
Visual Acuity
11%
11%
3
3
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
6%
6%
4
4
Surgery
Surgery
4.5%
4.5%
5
5
Color Vision
Color Vision
3.9%
3.9%
6
6
Diagnostic Tests
Diagnostic Tests
3.3%
3.3%
7
7
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
2.7%
2.7%
8
8
Exam Rooms
Exam Rooms
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.4%
2.4%
10
10
Pachymetry
Pachymetry
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
IOL
IOL
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Triage
Triage
2%
2%
13
13
Slit Lamp
Slit Lamp
2%
2%
14
14
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Tonopen
Tonopen
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Applanation Tonometry
Applanation Tonometry
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Glaucoma
Glaucoma
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Eye Drops
Eye Drops
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Intraocular Pressure
Intraocular Pressure
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Retina
Retina
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
Corneal Topography
Corneal Topography
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
A-Scan
A-Scan
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Medical Supplies
Medical Supplies
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Contact Lens
Contact Lens
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
PAM
PAM
1%
1%
28
28
Eye Care
Eye Care
1%
1%
29
29
Fundus Photos
Fundus Photos
1%
1%
30
30
Ophthalmic Instruments
Ophthalmic Instruments
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Front Office
Front Office
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
IOP
IOP
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
In-Office Procedures
In-Office Procedures
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Eye Exams
Eye Exams
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Amsler Grid
Amsler Grid
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
EHR
EHR
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
B-Scan
B-Scan
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Refractions
Refractions
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Tomography
Tomography
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Patient Work-Ups
Patient Work-Ups
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Fluorescein Angiography
Fluorescein Angiography
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Pentacam
Pentacam
0.2%
0.2%
45
45
Keratometry
Keratometry
0.2%
0.2%
46
46
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.2%
0.2%
47
47
YAG
YAG
0.2%
0.2%
48
48
HVF
HVF
0.2%
0.2%
49
49
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
0.2%
0.2%
50
50
Patient Procedures
Patient Procedures
0.1%
0.1%

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