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Top 50 Optical Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Optical Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Optical Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 24.1% of Optical Technician resumes contained Optical Lenses as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Optical Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Optical Technician

1. Optical Lenses
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Here's how Optical Lenses is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Operated a telescopic machine performing a final inspection of optical lenses.
  • Use machinery and polishing tools to create and finish optical lenses.
  • Set up Alloy and Wax Blockers to produce optical lenses.
  • Operated coating machine used for chromium deposition on optical lenses.
  • measure/fit/adapted customer optical lenses per optometrist/ophthalmologist prescriptions.
  • Shaped and Refined optical lenses Retooling and operating precise machinery
  • Created optical lenses for telescopes Completed calculating work in a busy and noisy environment Able to work a grinder
  • Process optical lenses through the antireflective coating department .

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2. Contact Lens Orders
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Here's how Contact Lens Orders is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Check in and Verify RX- Contact Lens orders.
  • Prepare patients for exams; perform pre-testing, maintain patient records, order and process glasses and contact lens orders

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3. Insurance Companies
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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Faxed all necessary paperwork and documents to correct departments including insurance companies and workers comp.
  • Handle all correspondence with insurance companies and delivery of prescriptions and customized orders.
  • Provided insurance and billing information to patients an insurance companies upon request.
  • Verify eligibility and obtain referrals from insurance companies.
  • Posted and adjusted payments from insurance companies, familiar with TRICARE Prime, AETNA and VSP.
  • Communicated with insurance companies as well as labs to help ensure order was processed correctly.
  • Contacted insurance companies to obtain authorization and to find out what benefits are available.
  • Faxed documents to insurance companies and other facilities, Utilized credit card machine.
  • Processed all claims to insurance companies and maintain patient ledgers each day.
  • Contacted insurance companies to get both past and present bills paid.
  • Get authorizations and file claims to various insurance companies.
  • Worked with insurance companies to ensure correct pricing.
  • Processed all payments received by insurance companies.
  • Called Insurance companies to check patient benefits.
  • Filled insurance with multiple insurance companies.
  • Experienced with various insurance companies.
  • Posted payments from insurance companies into quickbooks.
  • Processed accounts payable/receivable Interfaced with insurance companies Provided customer service addressing client concerns and questions
  • Assist with doctor with the recordsBuild insurance companiesDeal with Third Party Coverage

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4. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed broad range of administrative support and customer service, enhancing operations and customer satisfaction while increasing profitability.
  • Recognized for high-quality work, organizational strengths and exceptional customer service delivery.
  • Provided terrific customer service that resulted in repeat and referred patients.
  • Utilized customer service and organizational skills to manage daily business operations.
  • General customer service and office management activities as required.
  • Enhanced customer service while generating sales, assisting clients with the selection and purchase of their contact lenses and frames.
  • Provide great customer service and show customers the current styles and fit the glasses by their face shape.
  • Provide excellent customer service and deal with clients on a face to face basis.
  • Worked in a professional office environment, retail, sales, customer service.
  • Provide customer service in dispensing, making appointments, adjustments and parts replacement.
  • Provided customer service to ongoing walk-in patients requiring assistance with vision care needs.
  • Performed billing and data entry tasks, and delivered optimal customer service.
  • Practice great customer service to keep the patient satisfied.
  • Serve as initial contact and provided top-notch customer service.
  • Assisted with customer fittings and customer service.
  • Entered prescription into industry specific software, Provided customer service while adjusing and repairing optical frames
  • Provided customer service assistance to a large number of patients with product information and answering questions.
  • Provided full retail sales and excellent customer service.
  • Maintain excellent customer service Enter orders into database Check in orders delivered and contact customer for their glasses/contacts
  • Assist customers with their optometric needs.Provide consultations,conduct eye exams and review data.Provide superior customer service.

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5. Exam Rooms
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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Make sure optical floor, exam rooms, and offices are organized, clean, and sanitized.
  • Escort patients to designated exam rooms or testing rooms when necessary as well as administering tests.
  • Prepare and clean exam rooms for Doctor to perform exam on patients.
  • Prepare instruments, and assure exam rooms are clean and presentable.
  • Prepare exam rooms, charts, and patients for doctor.
  • Maintained the cleanliness of prelim room and exam rooms.
  • Ordered items and stocked for the exam rooms.
  • Maintain cleanly exam rooms and equipment.

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6. Scheduling Appointments
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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Calendar management, scheduling appointments.
  • Assist guests with scheduling appointments, and selecting frame style with lenses options to meet their needs.
  • Assisted the front desk with telephone calls, scheduling appointments, and the management of patient files.
  • Front Desk included answering phones, scheduling appointments, pulling insurance both vision and medical.
  • Establish accurate patient records, answer phones, filing, and scheduling appointments.
  • Dispensed contact lenses and assisted with answering the telephones, scheduling appointments.
  • Maintained records for clients, including scheduling appointments and updating prescriptions.
  • Assisted patients with scheduling appointments, billing and insurance questions.
  • Assisted Optometrist by prescreening patient upon arrival, pulling patient charts, & scheduling appointments.
  • Cross trained as a Medical Receptionists, scheduling appointments and obtaining authorizations through various insurance companies.
  • Acquire monthly inventory Monthly reports for meetings Insurance billing Answer multi-line phone calls, scheduling appointments

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7. Patient Care
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Here's how Patient Care is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Exhibited excellent customer service and patient care skills in handling sensitive situations with compassion and integrity.
  • Provided excellent patient care through a variety of examinations and fitting procedures.
  • Perform necessary tasks for good patient care and assist the doctor and office manager in the operation of the office.
  • Assume responsibility in patient care, establish a rapport with patients and other customers.
  • Provide direct and indirect patient care associated with office visit.
  • Translated for doctor to provide quality and efficient patient care.
  • Provide exceptional patient care in house and through telephone communication.
  • Maintained new referral tracking system that improved patient care.
  • Prepare files for patient care follow-up.
  • Administered patient care pre-exam tests including eye prep, visual field tests and findings, documenting and updating charts.

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8. Optical Laboratory
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Here's how Optical Laboratory is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory.
  • Prepared work orders for the optical laboratory that specified the grinding and mounting of lenses in the chosen frames.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Worked in an optical Laboratory where doctors would send in the patients prescriptions along with the frame and work order.

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9. Laser
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Here's how Laser is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed alignment of high-energy, solid state, stable, and unstable resonators with flash lamp or diode-pumped pulsed laser systems.
  • Use of LabView, Word, and Excel for R&D specifically relating to laser system tests and documentation.
  • Trained facility employees on laser safety, optics cleaning and inspection, gas cylinder handling, and clean-room protocol.
  • Experienced building laser resonators using diagnostic equipment such as power meters, oscilloscopes, beam scans, and LabView.
  • Designed and built cooling setup to resolve laser heating issue for acquiring spectroscopic signals from human blood.
  • Attached a tiny mirror into IOBOT machine and run PSD motor scan to produce laser.
  • Participated in the process and development of glass fiber for a laser product.
  • Designed light path, conducted laser alignment, and assembled optics components.
  • Repair of ND YAG and White Light Lasers, service and troubleshooting.
  • Manufacture and test argon ion and krypton ion laser products.
  • Rework and realignment of lasers to achieve maximum beam quality.
  • Worked on alignment benches for solid-state diode lasers.
  • Performed integration and final testing of laser systems.
  • Possess strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills in laser electro-optical systems.
  • Assisted in the extraction of fiber from a glass pre-form for production and laser assembly.
  • Test and align excimer lasers per medical (FDA) specifications.
  • Modify the I-MAR machine ceramic laser following many different programs.
  • Worked with both visible HeNe and Deep Ultraviolet laser interferometers.
  • Supported and integrated optical and photonic equipment using complex laser set-up components and fixturing.
  • Completed builds and maintenance of Holmium laser systems (per MRs, MPs, and PMs).

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10. Optical Components
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Here's how Optical Components is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Evaluated coated optical components for adherence to spectral, cosmetic and physical specifications.
  • Performed incoming inspection of optical components to ensure operating specifications.
  • Designed and fabricated optical components for military and scientific use.
  • Improved the quality of optical components by using vacuum chamber to design, develop, and fabricate protective coatings.
  • Fabricated, measured, coated, assembled and mounted all types of optical components used in instrumentation and satellites.
  • Perform optical alignment and measurement, assemblies consisting of mirror, lenses and various other optical components.
  • Utilize microscope to clean and inspect broad spectrum of optical components to meet customer print criteria.
  • Experience in the development and manufacture for assembled optical components such as alignment and bonding optics.
  • Handle, clean and inspect optical components and reflectors per specified procedures.
  • Experience handling, inspecting, preparation and cleaning of optical components.
  • Characterized passive optical components such as DMUX, MUX.
  • Tested, evaluated and documented DWDM optical components.
  • Tested optical components and created prototypes from blueprints.
  • Worked with free-space and in-fiber optical components.
  • Performed all stages of manufacturing optical components from cleaning to shipping Installed, calibrated and maintained a variety of optical coating chambers
  • Cleaned, coated, spectral tested and inspected optical components Supervised and operated Laser Damage Testing facilities
  • Fabricated and bench tested LiNbO3 based integrated optical components for use in Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscopes.
  • Integrate optical components into mechanical subassemblies and perform acceptance testing on them.
  • Cleaned, coated, spectral tested, inspected and packaged optical components Maintained, repaired and calibrated optical coating chambers
  • Assemble, test optical components, subassemblies.

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11. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed data entry and optical inspections.
  • Scheduled and greeted patients, answered telephones, purchased supplies, and performed data entry, billing, and coding.
  • Handle all administrative duties, including answering phones, checking patients in/out, scheduling/confirming appointments and completing extensive data entry.
  • Scanned marriage certificates, death certificates, tax affidavits, and other important documents; also performed some data entry
  • Managed customer service calls related to patient accounts, performed data entry, called patient to verify appointment.
  • General office management, including daily mail, answering calls, inventory, filing and data entry.
  • Scheduled appointments, data entry, authorized and placed orders, filing and interact with customers.
  • Answer phones, check in and out patients, schedule appointments, and data entry.
  • Answered multiple phone lines, data entry, translator, organized and filed charts.
  • Assembled and packaged eyewear Data entryway
  • Provide excellent optical service Fit, repair, adjust patient glasses Data entry

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12. Visual Acuity
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Here's how Visual Acuity is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Determined visual acuity/perception, focus and coordination.
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Check visual acuity, test patients ocular health by using various equipment.
  • Recorded patient case history, conducted visual screening test and visual acuity.
  • Fitted glasses to ensure fit and checked aided visual acuity.
  • Preform preliminary testing for a physician, Visual Acuity, Color testing, Refractometry, Keratometry and visual field testing.
  • check visual acuity ,checked eye pressure and blood pressure ,refraction with the phoropter.

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13. Pupillary Distance
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Here's how Pupillary Distance is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Measured clients bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance.

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14. Front Desk
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Here's how Front Desk is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Answered multiple phone lines, performed data entry, as well as filing, medical billing, and front desk management.
  • Front desk: Maintains records, schedules appointments, and performs bookkeeping, correspondence, and filing.
  • Assisted with front desk duties, including scheduling, billing and handling patient flow.
  • Managed front desk, patient coordination, insurance, billing and reconciliation.
  • Started as an administrative assistant, working at the front desk mainly.
  • Cross trained in the finishing lab and front desk back up.
  • Check patients in and out at front desk.
  • Worked front desk when needed.
  • Front desk reception, responsible for fielding phone calls, scheduling, preauthorizing clients through insurance databases, and greeting clients.
  • Helped assist the Doctor as needed Assisted front desk and answered phones in a timely and courteous fashion
  • Front Desk: - Greeted patients, answered phones and scheduled appointments.
  • Front desk check ins and insurance documentation.
  • Work directly with people Front desk Repair work on glasses Eyewear adjustment Order frame stock and orders on glasses

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15. Visual Fields
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Here's how Visual Fields is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Administered eye exams, ran visual fields and assisted patients with all of their glasses and contact prescriptions and fittings.
  • Preformed ancillary patient testing including: visual fields, nerve fiber layer analysis, and corneal topography.
  • Performed accurate and consistent measurement tasks, such as visual fields and trial frames.
  • Performed visual fields testing, acuity test, and charting for patient analysis.
  • Assist Dr in tomography, visual fields and OCT images.
  • Perform visual fields test, digital retinal photography.
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including external examination, autorefractometer and peripheral visual fields.
  • Assist optometrist with preparation of eye exams, including, auto refractions, and visual fields.
  • Performed OCT, Pachemytry, Topography, Visual Fields, and Digital Photos.
  • Perform visual fields, visual acuity, and tonometry test.
  • BAT, PACHS, OCT, OPTOS, Visual Fields Machine, Topography, Fundus Photo, and IOL master.
  • Do pre-testingon each patient, such as nct, glaucoma testing and visual fields.
  • Assisted doctors and performed various patient preparations and tests, including fundus photos, pachemetry, visual fields and dilations.

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16. Auto Refractor
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Here's how Auto Refractor is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Perform visual fields, auto refractory, dilation, tonomery, visual acuity, manual refraction.
  • Worked up patients using an Auto Refractor and Key Stone test.
  • Run tests on patients such as Auto Refractor, visual fields and photos Exam sheets were filled correctly for doctor.
  • Conducted the pre-test process using optical machines like Visual Field, Auto Refractor, Auto Lens meter and NCT.
  • Experience with the following equipment: Retinal Camera, Auto Refractor, Visual Fields, VCC, Keeler Pulsair, Lensometer.
  • Experience using a lensometer, auto refractor, non contact tonometer, visual field machine, and taking visual acuities.

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17. Medical Records
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Here's how Medical Records is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Created new medical files and initialized/updated medical records.
  • Used electronic medical records, scheduled patients for appointments and handled phone calls from patients and other doctors.
  • Record keeping, including insurance, scheduling, filing patient/medical records, orders, ledgers, and accounts.
  • Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
  • Used specialized software to prepare reports, invoices, letters, or medical records.
  • Review patients medical records to ensure all forms are up to date.
  • Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
  • Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
  • Handle requests for medical records in compliance with HIPPA policies.
  • Recorded and filed patient data and medical records.
  • Filed medical records of patients for the Ophthalmologist.
  • Utilize Electronic Medical records with in HIPPA guidelines.
  • Entered patient's information into medical records.
  • Accessed and created medical records.
  • Maintained schedule, handled patient medical records, and performed pre-exams.
  • Maintain filing of medical records Order office supplies and contacts lens Respond to patient inquiries and handle multiple phone lines
  • Dispensed eyewear Routinely met monthly sales goals Screened patients and managed medical records

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18. Optical Prescription
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Here's how Optical Prescription is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Processed optical prescription orders and performed quality order checks following quality assurance practices.
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification.
  • Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription.
  • Mail Room Clerk: Responsible for ensuring proper optical prescriptions have been packed for each order.
  • Assist clients in selecting frames; ensure frames are coordinated with facial measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Confirmed that frames were correctly built with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Performed data entry for up to 300 optical prescription orders each day.
  • Ensured frames were coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Coordinated frames and eye measurements to the optical prescription.
  • Verify finished lens spectacles match the optical prescription.
  • Face to face customer service and interaction Fitted and sold eyewear Submitted optical prescriptions to lab.

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19. OCT
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Here's how OCT is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Worked directly with doctors to prepare patients for their yearly eye exams as well as performed front desk duties.
  • Update patient credentials, note down any concerns or as much information that will be helpful for the Doctor.
  • Assisted the Doctor with patients and worked in the optical shop.
  • Assisted in hiring seven doctors and acted as office manager.
  • Worked with Doctor of optometry preparing patients for eye examination.
  • Pretested patients and had them prepared for the doctor.
  • Assist the doctor with all patient care needs.
  • Screen patients before the doctor.
  • Assisted customers to fit their glasses to their personal preference Facilitated communication between Spanish-speaking patients and the doctors with translation assistance.
  • Check patients in and out, process visual field, tear tests, Oct testing, VP testint, verify insurance
  • Prepare patients for doctor * Refraction and dialation of the eyes * HRT Scan * IOL master tests
  • Assist the Doctor in the exam rooms by scribing and entering patient data.
  • Assist with pre-testing including dilation and readying patients for Doctors.
  • Perform OCT, Visual Field, and Fundus Photography testing.
  • Set phoropter in exam room from refraction measurement for doctor.
  • Assist with pre-testing patients before their exam with the doctors
  • Assisted doctor with comprehensive exams.
  • help the doctor as well as using the edger in the lab.
  • Assist doctors during child examinations and therapy sessions Handle frame inventory/File invoices Communicate with vendors about stock/ Answer phone calls
  • help the doctor as well as requesting authorizations via VSP,EyeMed,Atena, ect.

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20. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Work in member service office answering customer phone calls, and communicating with supervisors important information.
  • Managed phone calls- scheduled appointments- assisted customers in picking out appropriate glasses- eye screening- adjusted glasses and checked lens- handled insurance claims
  • Check eligibility/ benefits, schedule appointments, filling, answer phone calls, dispensing CTL and glasses.
  • General correspondence- answering and making phone calls, sorting and sending mail, e-mail and faxes.
  • Placed and returned telephone calls to schedule telephone calls for patient's visits.
  • Screened walk-in patients; emergency patients and telephone calls from patients.
  • Work with patients, answer phone calls.
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing phone calls.
  • Answer and make phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls, took messages, filing, handling all payments, cleaning, performing pre eye exams.
  • Excelled at multi-tasking between answering incoming phone calls and providing service to guests and members in the store.

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21. Select Frames
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Here's how Select Frames is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Helped patients select frames according to desired style and color.
  • Help patients select frames on a daily basis.
  • Perform measurements and help patients select frames.
  • Assist clients to select frames that are appropriate for them and in the preferred style and color they want.

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Here's how Pre-Test is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Supported physicians by pre-testing patients before exam.
  • Completed pre-testing for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.
  • Assumed full accountability in pre-testing patients for eye examinations; proficiently handled the company's accounts receivables.
  • Checked patients in/out, preformed pre-testing on patients, made orders for contacts/glasses, glasses retail
  • Pre-tested patients, answered incoming calls, produced weekly schedules and verified insurance.
  • Perform pre-testing of patients by recording chief complaints and meaningful use.
  • Operated various equipment and performed pre-test diagnostic tests i.e.
  • Greet patients and walk them back for pre-testing.
  • Performed lab duties and assisted with pre-test functions.
  • Pre-tested patients' vision using optical equipment.
  • Run optical pre-test on patients.
  • Performed optometric pre-test and vision screenings.
  • Preform all pre-tests on patients including OTC scans, Fundas Photography, Visual field tests and auto refraction.
  • Pre-tested patients which included but not limited to auto-refractions, NTC testing, visual fields; etc.
  • Pre-tested all patients and made sure all payements were collected correctly and insurance information was correct.
  • Performed pre-tests including visual fields testing, topography, fundus photos.
  • Perform pre-tests including Auto Refraction, Fundus Photos and GDX.
  • Scheduled patient appointments Performed patient pre-tests Taught individual patient's contact lens care Helped patients with frame selections
  • Worked closely with doctors Handled Pre-test/prescreen patients as needed.
  • Frame Styling Patient Pre-testing Insurance Dispensing Insurance billing

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Here's how R is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Supervised five technicians and trained two apprentices in electronic maintenance.
  • Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with patients vocational and visual requirements.
  • Heat, shape, or bend plastic or metal frames to adjust eyeglasses to fit clients, using pliers and hands.
  • Educate first time contact lens wearers on inserting, removing, and proper care of contacts.
  • Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs.
  • Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
  • Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
  • Use a micrometer to make sure my parts were in spec.
  • Assist customers in finding glasses frames that are suitable for them.
  • Assisted Optometrist with client intake, insurance, and optical screening.
  • Revised the maintenance budget semi-annually, and when situations dictated.
  • Supported engineers to solve technical problems and do training.
  • Started 10/1996 transferred to Virginia in 1999.
  • Assist with store stocking and floor sets.
  • Verify vision benefits for hardware.
  • Documented patient history profile using medical software.
  • Train to work in a lab for configuration of raw lenses to the right focus.
  • Maintained, tested, and repaired [ ] worth of electrical equipment and devices.
  • Complete orders for eyewear and contact lenses based on customer preferences and insurance allowance.
  • Purchased and inventoried repair parts and components, [ ] annually.

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Here's how RX is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Generated (cut) prescription RX into lens blanks.
  • Completed on-line RX orders for patients and the doctors.
  • Worked with Patient's Insurance in order to complete their new RX, withFrame and Lens.
  • Performed machine testing on patients of all ages Filled order sheets for Rx lenses/frames.
  • Check in and Verify RX- When orders are received, with Lensometer.
  • Develop and dispense RX eyewear.
  • Filled Rx's Packaging and/or de-boxing lenses .Prepare lenses for AR coating.

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Help troubleshooting design-related problems with new coating designs scientifically.
  • Maintained and troubleshoot sophisticated optical instruments.
  • Utilized schematics to troubleshoot tank electronics.
  • Support Eye Care Professionals with troubleshooting difficult prescriptions, new lens products, and practice management software's for electronic ordering.
  • Ground support repair for component level troubleshooting, surface mount soldering, modification of various Rockwell-Collins products.
  • Accomplished in very complex, detail troubleshooting and repair of both electronic and mechanical equipment.
  • Performed troubleshooting procedures for small arm optics, thermals, missile systems and tank electronics.
  • Maintained, Troubleshoot and repaired all organic and Forward In-Stores optical and fire-control systems.
  • Tested and troubleshoot 10ghz optical transponder * Led and trained technician team.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions in Fire Control Systems and related equipment.
  • Performed troubleshooting of cleaning problems such as reject rate and tooling.
  • Used schematic diagram to test, troubleshoot and repair circuit boards.
  • Power supply and sensor troubleshooting.
  • Install and Troubleshoot (PCOS) machines.
  • Served as an expert in troubleshooting and repairing state-of-the-art military electro-optical systems.
  • Involved in various optical alignments and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical devices.
  • Calibrate machines every 2 hours production to ensure that performing good -Troubleshoot problems during machine production.
  • Developed, authored, and streamlined workflow policies and procedures regarding testing and troubleshooting.
  • Dispense finished eyewear and troubleshoot any issues.
  • Perform pre-final test alignment, troubleshoot and test of the electro-mechanical and optical assemblies.

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Here's how VSP is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Submit patient Frame and Lens selection to VSP ONE, ZEISS, and or PrivateLab.
  • Diversified in all aspects of VSP, EyeMed and Davis Vision
  • Diversified with EyeMed and VSP insurance programs.
  • Pulled various insurances, VSP, EyeMed, Davis, Medicare through Noridian, and various medical insurances.
  • Verify and bill various insurance plans, including eyemed and VSP.
  • Call and Check on Status of Orders to VSP ONE, ZEISS, ABB&OPTICAL andFrame Orders.
  • Bill Exam, Frame, and Lens- Online VSP and Eyemed.
  • Billed Exam- online VSP- Eyefinity and Eyemed.

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28. Fiber Optic
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Here's how Fiber Optic is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Recruited to provide technical expertise and advanced problem-solving ability in a new, innovative fiber optic initiative.
  • Performed optimization, maintenance and trouble shooting of a testing station for fiber optics gyroscope sensor.
  • Aligned the fiber optic laser delivery system, receiver telescope, and micro-lens arrays.
  • Supported the early sub-assembly and testing of fiber optic integrated devices.
  • Cleaned fiber optics in a clean booth, shipping and receiving.
  • Out going QC of fiber optic products.
  • Specialized in handling Fiber Optic Cables.
  • Assembled/qualified laser metrology equipment, aligned fiber optics, helium neon and infrared range laser calibration.
  • Work with specialty photonic solutions and fiber optic telecommunication plus industrial applications.
  • Manufactured Lithotripsy fiber optics for medical use.
  • Start up Fiber Optics Tunable Filter and Sensing Manufacturer.
  • Test single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cables using Optical Time Domain Reflectometer.
  • Work with fiber optic cables Assemble connectors Build service cables

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29. NCT
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Here's how NCT is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed a variety technical functions related repair and/or modification of mechanical and electronic systems.
  • Checked function of optical production equipment and adjusted to ensure proper operation.
  • Diagnosed cause of alignment, mechanical malfunctions or failures of operational equipment.
  • Submitted corporate documents punctually, accurately and with quality.
  • Ensured equipment functioned properly and performed weekly maintenance.
  • Tested faulty equipment and applied knowledge of functional operation of electronic units and systems to diagnose cause of malfunctions.
  • General summary - In two to four sentences state the major purpose, objective or functions of the position.
  • Evaluated and measured specific patient needs to ensure proper fit and function of glasses.
  • Trained a new employee of all functions of my prior job description successfully.
  • Focus on the purpose of the function and the results to be accomplished.
  • Tested functions of electronic assemblies, components and parts according to established procedures.
  • Performed efficiency test on optical assembly, and final VOA test functions.
  • Perform support functions to keep the equipment and processes running effectively
  • Ensured tool clerical functions are in compliance with guidelines.
  • Measured extinction ration on fiber.
  • Executed sampling and functional testing.
  • Designed ascertaining models for data duplicability by calibrating optical functions.
  • Performed a series of short test such as color deficiency, depth perception, auto-refractor, NCT and visual field tests.
  • Conduct Burn-in, Functional production tests and debug of tunable thermal optic devices and optic channel monitors.
  • Calibrated laser functions with fluidics to maximize flow cytometer execution.

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30. Inspect Parts
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Here's how Inspect Parts is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Use measuring instruments, vision machines, and TriOptics to inspect parts.
  • Inspect parts for surface defects.

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31. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Retail Sales, Customer Service, Accounts Receivable, Bank Deposits, Inventory Control.
  • Inventory control of Finished goods, Customer Furnished Materials, and Raw materials.
  • Maintained inventory control of tools, spares and equipment.
  • Input data and inventory control in MES system.
  • Assist in the inventory control process.
  • Inventory control for frames and contacts.
  • Inventory control and Rep meetings.

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32. Prescription Glasses
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Here's how Prescription Glasses is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Provided patient education on contact lens, prescription glasses usage, and various eye conditions.
  • Utilize optical tools for full assembly of prescription glasses.
  • Worked on a team to produce prescription glasses.
  • Checked prescription glasses when they came in.
  • Screen patient for doctor including reading prescription glasses, fitting contact lenses and visual acuities.
  • Mount prescription glasses together, Block and cut lenses, frame management and mailroom assistance

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33. Optical Systems
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Here's how Optical Systems is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Planned, directed and recorded optical test results and recommended and initiated modifications of optical systems.
  • Evaluate, Operate, Modify and Repair all aspects and sub-systems of prototype lasers and optical systems including electronics and motion systems
  • Assembled complex optical systems and routed light through closed and open laser systems.
  • Cleaned, assembled, and disassembled optical systems.
  • Tested visible and infrared optical systems.
  • Aligned and repaired optical systems.
  • Experience with reflecting, aspheric, on-and-off axis optical systems.
  • Developed interferometer-based measurement tools and precision measurement techniques for optics and optical systems.

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34. Computer System
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Here's how Computer System is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Operated computer systems to ensure patient confidentiality and accuracy of purchases, prescriptions, and documents.
  • Placed lab orders utilizing customized computer system.
  • Assist supervisor to input data to computer system and tracking product processing document.
  • Documented patient data in computer system and maintained patient files.
  • File eye exams with insurance companies and in computer system.
  • Worked with BOSS, WIRE and SMART computer systems.
  • Assure that all paperwork is completed in a timely manner and accurately entered into the computer system.

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35. Eye Size
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Here's how Eye Size is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Used various devices to capture patients' measurements, such as eye size and papillary distance.

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37. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Provide relevant information regarding progress to supervisors.
  • Work with supervisor to resolve personnel situations and counsel employees if their work attitude does not meet company expectations.
  • Served in an Optical Technician and Production Supervisor role with a focus on transitioning products from Engineering to Manufacturing.
  • Prepared relevant documents for physician, acting as liaison between patient, providers and physician/office group.
  • Work with Supervisors to organize human and material resources in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Contributed to the proper administration of appropriate Quality Control Documentation and ISO 9001 compliance.
  • Keep Computer Operations Supervisor informed on the conditions and operations of the department.
  • Produce daily reports for my supervisor in order to maintain a good pace.
  • Tracked inventory, serve as a liaison between customers and the optical lab.
  • Served as the main liaison between customers, management and sales team.
  • Team leader and liaison to engineering (quality and troubleshooting.)
  • Serve as Electro-Optical systems Quality Control Supervisor from 3/1/2014 to present.
  • Worked with the production supervisor to oversee daily operations.
  • Handpicked by supervisor to train newly hired techs.
  • Acted as liaison between customer and insurance providers.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Supervisor.
  • Delivered in depth analysis of dozens of types of electro-mechanical systems, isolated faults, performed calibrations and repairs.
  • Build optical sub-assembly by aligning lens and isolators using mechanical motors.
  • Acted as laison between doctors, staff, vendors and public.
  • repair and machine operator, supervisor of 7 people

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38. Color Vision
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Here's how Color Vision is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including external examination, central and peripheral visual fields and color vision tests.
  • Assisted doctors with pre-testing which included visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, etc.
  • Assess abnormalities of color vision, such as amblyopia.

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39. Sales Floor
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Here's how Sales Floor is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Aided patients with frame and lens selection and handled the sales floor.

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40. Frame Adjustments
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Here's how Frame Adjustments is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Frame Adjustments and fittings Lens edge downs and mountings Phone orders, product inventory, excel reports, shipping and receiving

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41. Optical Centers
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Here's how Optical Centers is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Measure patient for pupillary distance and optical centers for the glasses to be made properly.

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42. Optomap
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Here's how Optomap is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Utilized various machines such as visual field screening and threshold, Optomap, NCT and auto-refractor.
  • Perform preliminary testing including visual field, autorefractor, OCT and Optomap.
  • Performed Optomap scans, Refractions and Visual Fields.
  • Use Lensometer, Auto refractor, and Optomap machine.

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43. DR
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Here's how DR is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Experience driving issues to root cause and implementing successful solutions/counter-measures.
  • Fabricated optics per specific drawings and instructions.
  • Open and close the optical center, as well as closing out the cash drawer each night as scheduled.
  • Trusted to be responsible for running the office in the absence of the Dr. and office manager.
  • Utilized A/R machine shop abilities, including Bridgeport, mechanical lathe, drill press, etc.
  • Help the company to maintain an atmosphere that is Safety, Quality, and Output driven.
  • Measure for parallelism, use calipers, drop gauge and microscope to meet required print specification.
  • Served as Combat Ready Tank Driver and reconnaissance specialist.
  • Inventory and organize hundreds of tools and equipment.
  • Worked from drawings and followed work instructions.
  • Experienced in reading drawings and blueprints.
  • Interpreted prints, drawings and sketches.
  • Addressed and resolved customer product complaints empathetically and professionally.
  • Mounted finished lenses into metal, zyl (plastic) and drill mount (rimless) frames.
  • Performed Visual Acuities, Stereo Vision, Color Testing, and Administered Dilation Drops to patients.
  • Participate in all training opportunities offered by My Eye Dr. Other duties, as assigned.
  • Communicate with patients, other technicians, and Dr. Heyde PHD to solve daily complications.
  • Stock and order soffice supplies, contact lens products and eye drop products.
  • Operated self-driving car camera, build opto-mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies of varying complexity.
  • make and fabricate laser optics lenses using blanchards,ded-tru,core drills,planetary grinder and beveling machine

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44. Hippa
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Here's how Hippa is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Maintain professional patient privacy and HIPPA standard, provide the best patient care/service possible.
  • Create and maintain patient files, following company & HIPPA policies regarding confidentiality.
  • Comply and maintaining knowledge with all company policies and procedures including HIPPA.
  • Maintain HIPPA initiatives and standards regarding patient records.
  • Answered customers' questions, and provide information on procedures or policies Worked with HIPPA information
  • Managed Patient information in regards to HIPPA Regulation.

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45. EMR
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Here's how EMR is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Verify and update demographics and insurance information, while scheduling and confirming appointments via EMR system, CPS and Epic experience.
  • Prepared patient for doctor by getting following information and entered into EMR.

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46. Different Types
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Here's how Different Types is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Apply anti-glare and anti-reflective capabilities via optically bonding different types of overlays.
  • Showed manual dexterity, hand eye coordination and precision to work with different types of lenses and tools.
  • Assisted in the production of different types of lenses according to specifications indicated on prescriptions.
  • Described the customers different types eye glasses.
  • Set up different types of optical equipment.
  • File charges to several different types of insurances.
  • Perform pigtailing, Splicing, Rebend, Alignment, Wire bonding, and different types of soldering.
  • Assist in the production of different types of lenses Repairing damaged eye glasses Data Entry Answer Phones Giving Patients instructions

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47. Medicaid
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Here's how Medicaid is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Computed insurance authorizations and performed Medicare and Medicaid Billing.
  • Process insurance eligibility and claims for insurance including Medicaid, Medicare, Superior Vision, & Community Eye Care.
  • Coordinated with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance providers to resolve billing issues.
  • Filed patients Medicaid and VSP insurance for optical frames and lenses.
  • Filed over 100 Medicaid claims in one day.
  • Fit and dispense glasses to Medicaid patients.

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49. Eyeglass Frames
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Here's how Eyeglass Frames is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Immerse eyeglass frames in solutions to harden, soften, or dye frames.
  • Assisted customers in selecting eyeglass frames and lenses.
  • Assisted patients with selecting eyeglass frames.
  • Assemble eyeglass frames and attach shields, nose pads, and temple pieces, using pliers, screwdrivers, and drills.
  • Fit completed lenses into eyeglass frames and ensure that lenses conform to the dispensing optician, ophthalmologist or optometrist's prescriptions.

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50. CNC
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Here's how CNC is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Operated ultra-precision diamond turning CNC machine.
  • Oversee the CNC machines that shape parts interpret blueprints, manuals and other work instructions, according to customer requirements.
  • Study sample parts to determine dimensions of finished work pieces and CNC equipment setup requirements.
  • Operate and manage five CNC optical edging machines.
  • Set up and Operate CNC Optical Grinding (optotech) Vertical saw cutting glasses Hand Polish glasses Laser Marking

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20 Most Common Skills For An Optical Technician

Optical Lenses

28.1%

Contact Lens Orders

14.7%

Insurance Companies

7.5%

Customer Service

6.8%

Exam Rooms

6.4%

Scheduling Appointments

5.3%

Patient Care

4.0%

Optical Laboratory

3.7%

Laser

3.4%

Optical Components

3.4%

Data Entry

2.5%

Visual Acuity

1.8%

Pupillary Distance

1.8%

Front Desk

1.7%

Visual Fields

1.7%

Auto Refractor

1.6%

Medical Records

1.5%

Optical Prescription

1.4%

OCT

1.2%

Phone Calls

1.2%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Optical Technician

Rank Skill
1 Optical Lenses 24.1%
2 Contact Lens Orders 12.6%
3 Insurance Companies 6.4%
4 Customer Service 5.8%
5 Exam Rooms 5.5%
6 Scheduling Appointments 4.5%
7 Patient Care 3.5%
8 Optical Laboratory 3.2%
9 Laser 2.9%
10 Optical Components 2.9%
11 Data Entry 2.1%
12 Visual Acuity 1.6%
13 Pupillary Distance 1.5%
14 Front Desk 1.5%
15 Visual Fields 1.5%
16 Auto Refractor 1.4%
17 Medical Records 1.3%
18 Optical Prescription 1.2%
19 OCT 1.1%
20 Phone Calls 1.0%
21 Select Frames 0.8%
22 Pre-Test 0.8%
23 R 0.7%
24 RX 0.7%
25 Troubleshoot 0.7%
26 VSP 0.6%
27 Greeting Patients 0.6%
28 Fiber Optic 0.6%
29 NCT 0.5%
30 Inspect Parts 0.5%
31 Inventory Control 0.5%
32 Prescription Glasses 0.4%
33 Optical Systems 0.4%
34 Computer System 0.4%
35 Eye Size 0.4%
36 Filling Prescriptions 0.4%
37 ISO 0.4%
38 Color Vision 0.4%
39 Sales Floor 0.4%
40 Frame Adjustments 0.4%
41 Optical Centers 0.4%
42 Optomap 0.4%
43 DR 0.4%
44 Hippa 0.4%
45 EMR 0.3%
46 Different Types 0.3%
47 Medicaid 0.3%
48 New Clients 0.3%
49 Eyeglass Frames 0.3%
50 CNC 0.3%
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