Top Optical Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Optical Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Optical Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 24.7% of Optical Technician resumes contained Optical Lenses as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Optical Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

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.
  • 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
  • Processed and submitted vision insurance forms (VSP) and lens ordering forms from various labs and contact lens orders.
  • Complete and dispense contact lens orders for patients, along with contact lens training.
  • Processed eyeglass and contact lens orders, which includes pricing, measuring, collecting money, coding and documenting patient charts.
  • Expedited and received contact lens orders, answered phones, made phone calls to inform patients glasses or contacts were ready.

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3. 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.
  • Exhibited excellent customer service and patient care skills in handling sensitive situations with compassion and integrity.
  • Provide customer service to expedite high priority jobs and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Provided terrific customer service that resulted in repeat and referred patients.
  • General customer service and office management activities as required.
  • People skills/Customer Service skills Phone etiquette
  • Provided customer care and assistance, ordered supplies, set appointments, and provided enhanced customer service to special need requests.
  • 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.
  • Managed customer service calls related to patient accounts, performed data entry, called patient to verify appointment.
  • Provide customer service, present and describe product features, advantages and benefits to the customer.
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve any needs of patients.
  • Provide excellent customer service and deal with clients on a face to face basis.
  • Provide customer service in dispensing, making appointments, adjustments and parts replacement.
  • Worked in a professional office environment, retail, sales, customer service.
  • 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.
  • Organize workloads to ensure strict deadline compliance to provide great customer service.
  • Employed customer services skills to assist customers in their optical needs.
  • Analyze, solve and correct customer service issues as they arise.

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4. 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.

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5. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Calendar management, scheduling appointments.
  • 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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6. Eye Exams

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Here's how Eye Exams is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Input patient information into numerous electronic systems and performed basic eye exams.
  • Perform preliminary eye exams including optical measurements.
  • Administered eye exams, ran visual fields and assisted patients with all of their glasses and contact prescriptions and fittings.
  • Schedule eye exams, verify insurance coverage and co pays, bill insurance for exams, frame and lens.
  • Worked directly with doctors to prepare patients for their yearly eye exams as well as performed front desk duties.
  • Assisted Certified Optician with ordering of prescription eyeglasses and contacts, clerical work, and preparation of eye exams
  • Check in patients that come in for eye exams, post eye surgeries and eye irritations.
  • Handled incoming calls and scheduled appointments for eye exams and eye glass fittings.
  • Give pretest eye exams to patients, write information in patient charts.
  • Schedule appointments, assist with eye exams sell and dispense frames.
  • File eye exams with insurance companies and in computer system.
  • Set up appointments for eye exams and verify insurance benefits.
  • Verified insurance for patients coming in for eye exams.
  • Assist in eye exams, and process orders.
  • Prepare patient and charts for eye exams.
  • Assisted in preparation for eye exams.
  • Schedule appointments for eye exams.
  • Assisted optometrist Performed preliminary tests for patients' eye exams
  • Collected patient medical history, conducted pre testing for all eye exams, ordered contacts, and conducted contact fittings.
  • Answered phone calls, took messages, filing, handling all payments, cleaning, performing pre eye exams.

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7. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Provided excellent patient care through a variety of examinations and fitting procedures.
  • Assume responsibility in patient care, establish a rapport with patients and other customers.
  • Provide direct and indirect patient care associated with office visit.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated leadership attributes through staff training and development; effective problem solver and provided exceptional patient care.

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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.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for lens options and frame information.
  • Prepare work for optical laboratory with instructions for lens specifications.
  • Maintain inventory and equipment of optical laboratory.

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9. Laser

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Here's how Laser is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Maintained engineering laser assets for a leading developer and manufacturer of light based aesthetic and medical treatment systems.
  • Guaranteed optimal performance and smooth operations providing oversight to ZR upgrade during Laser Triggering System installation and alignment.
  • Mounted and aligned optics and detectors on laser gyros using oscilloscopes to obtain maximum performance.
  • Tested solid state lasers before delivery and performed electronic trouble shooting.
  • Assembled solid state lasers for military applications.
  • Performed alignment of high-energy, solid state, stable, and unstable resonators with flash lamp or diode-pumped pulsed laser systems.
  • Evaluate, Operate, Modify and Repair all aspects and sub-systems of prototype lasers and optical systems including electronics and motion systems
  • Use of LabView, Word, and Excel for R&D specifically relating to laser system tests and documentation.
  • Performed Quality Assurance inspection of Optics, Fiber Coupled Diodes, IR, Green, UV lasers and Power Supplies.
  • Perform inspection of optical cavity, align with HeNe laser, and adjust to maximize power and beam profile.
  • Experienced building laser resonators using diagnostic equipment such as power meters, oscilloscopes, beam scans, and LabView.
  • Trained facility employees on laser safety, optics cleaning and inspection, gas cylinder handling, and clean-room protocol.
  • Calibrated lasers by polarizing the beam and align optics mirror using laser power tools, oscilloscope, and DVM.
  • Repaired ground ordnance laser and night vision devices, anti-armor missiles systems, and other fire control equipment.
  • Lead teams to set up and operate shows under strict ILDA [International Laser Display Association] guidelines.
  • Performed (ESS) Environmental Stress Screening or Vibration, Shock and Temperature Stress Testing of laser systems.
  • Worked on depositing thin films on various-sized glass optics for lasers in industrial, medical and military applications.
  • Performed maintenance and repairs on ground laser and night vision systems, missile systems, and other equipment.
  • Designed and built cooling setup to resolve laser heating issue for acquiring spectroscopic signals from human blood.
  • Job duties included the assembly, testing, inspection, and repair of different laser system sub-assemblies.

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10. Optical Components

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Here's how Optical Components is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed incoming inspection of optical components to ensure operating specifications.
  • Designed and fabricated optical components for military and scientific use.
  • Fabricated, measured, coated, assembled and mounted all types of optical components used in instrumentation and satellites.
  • Improved the quality of optical components by using vacuum chamber to design, develop, and fabricate protective coatings.
  • 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.
  • Perform thin film coatings on optical components in a vacuum chambers.
  • Experience handling, inspecting, preparation and cleaning of optical components.
  • Characterized passive optical components such as DMUX, MUX.
  • Inspect and qualify new incoming fixtures and optical components.
  • Tested optical components and created prototypes from blueprints.
  • Tested, evaluated and documented DWDM optical components.
  • Read blueprints related to optical components and assemblies.
  • Integrated optical components, including PCB soldering.
  • 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
  • Worked for the company producing /refurbishing laparoscope for surgery Set up tooling and fixtures for optical components to meet micron specifications.
  • Fabricated and bench tested LiNbO3 based integrated optical components for use in Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscopes.

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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
  • 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.
  • Performed data entry for up to 300 optical prescription orders each day.
  • Assembled and packaged eyewear Data entryway
  • Provide excellent optical service Fit, repair, adjust patient glasses Data entry
  • Assist in the production of different types of lenses Repairing damaged eye glasses Data Entry Answer Phones Giving Patients instructions

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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. 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.
  • Front desk reception, responsible for fielding phone calls, scheduling, preauthorizing clients through insurance databases, and greeting clients.
  • 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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14. Visual Fields

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Here's how Visual Fields is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed accurate and consistent measurement tasks, such as visual fields and trial frames.
  • Performed visual fields testing, acuity test, and charting for patient analysis.
  • Perform visual fields test, digital retinal photography.
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including external examination, autorefractometer and peripheral visual fields.
  • Perform visual fields, visual acuity, and tonometry test.
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including external examination, central and peripheral visual fields and color vision tests.

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15. 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.
  • 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.
  • Cleaned, calibrated, and operated various equipment including lens meter, tracer, and auto refractor.

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16. Optical Prescriptions

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Here's how Optical Prescriptions is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • 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.
  • Ensured frames were coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Face to face customer service and interaction Fitted and sold eyewear Submitted optical prescriptions to lab.
  • Worked in coordination with ophthalmologist and optometrist to analyze and interpret patient's written optical prescriptions.
  • Interpret optical prescriptions written by optometrist or ophthalmologists.

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17. OCT

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Here's how OCT is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Facilitated communication between Spanish-speaking patients and the doctors with translation assistance.
  • Schedule and verify doctors appointments along with verifying vision insurance.
  • Make appointments/referrals with specialists as requested by doctor.
  • Qualified to do preliminary testing for independent doctor.
  • Facilitated patient examinations and assisted doctor during examinations.
  • Communicate with Doctor regarding Patients visit.
  • Perform necessary tasks for good patient care and assist the doctor and office manager in the operation of the office.
  • Prepared patient and screened patient medical history, checked pressures for glaucoma, conducted Field and OCT tests for physicians.
  • Update patient credentials, note down any concerns or as much information that will be helpful for the Doctor.
  • Read glasses, check all aspects of patients vision, perform test: auto refraction, MPOD, and OCT
  • Established medical reasons and prescriptions for every client given to me by the doctor on duty.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for their appointment/exam with the Doctor(s) of the practice.
  • Entered patients data and did work ups before the doctor came in to do their final exam
  • Worked in optical shop with adjustments, fittings, and set up appointments for eye doctor.
  • Order and Stock frames, contact lens, and all supplies for office and Doctors.
  • Front office duties and use of optical instruments to help the doctor in his examinations.
  • Saw patients and did initial eye exam before they went back to see the doctor.
  • Transfer all patient's information to Doctor as well as submit record into system.
  • Dispense contact lenses and eye glasses as fitted and prescribed by the doctor.
  • Work with patients and their doctors to find the best prescription for them.

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18. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • 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.
  • Excelled at multi-tasking between answering incoming phone calls and providing service to guests and members in the store.

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19. 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.
  • Used specialized software to prepare reports, invoices, letters, or medical records.
  • Review patients medical records to ensure all forms are up to date.
  • Handle requests for medical records in compliance with HIPPA policies.
  • Utilize Electronic Medical records with in HIPPA guidelines.
  • Filed medical records of patients for the Ophthalmologist.
  • 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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20. Eye Measurements

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Here's how Eye Measurements is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Coordinated frames and eye measurements to the optical prescription.
  • Assisted clients in selecting frames according to style and color, coordinating frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription.
  • Coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements with the optical prescription.
  • Measure patient for size and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and adjust frame and lens position to fit client.
  • Take eye measurements to insure proper lens placement in the eyeglasses' frame and verify the accuracy of the finished product.
  • Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements.

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21. Pupillary Distance

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Here's how Pupillary Distance is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Communicated lens options, measured pupillary distance and bifocal height.
  • Answer phones, schedule appointments, register and check out patient, cash handling, order of frames, checking pupillary distance
  • Prepare work orders and Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, pupillary distance and using measuring device.
  • Measured clients' eyes, including the distance PD and near PD with the aid of a pupillary distance machine.
  • Assist patients in glasses purchase, including look, fit, and measurement of pupillary distance and optical center.
  • Use data entry to input collected measurements such as segment heights, optical center heights and pupillary distances.

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22. 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.
  • Helped patients select frames and lenses to best fit their prescription.
  • Helped patients select frames according to desired style and color.

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23. Pre-Test

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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
  • Collected valuable pre-testing data used make critical decisions regarding the customer's optical health.
  • Pre-tested patients, answered incoming calls, produced weekly schedules and verified insurance.
  • Perform pre-testing of patients by recording chief complaints and meaningful use.
  • Assisted with pre-testing for optical services for guests and members.
  • 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.
  • Performed optometric pre-test and vision screenings.
  • Pre-tested patients and analyzed their needs, fitted patients into eye wear and contacts while.Assisting the optometrists as needed.
  • 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.
  • Do pre-testingon each patient, such as nct, glaucoma testing and visual fields.
  • Performed pre-tests including visual fields testing, topography, fundus photos.
  • Perform pre-tests including Auto Refraction, Fundus Photos and GDX.

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24. R

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Here's how R is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Delivered training in non-violent communication and present moment awareness to staff, and served as the productivity coordinator and communications facilitator.
  • Reported deviations and deficiencies to upper management and made recommendations for modifications as appropriate.
  • Scheduled and assisted technicians in maintenance and repairs, overseeing schedules and documentation.
  • Operated sensitive equipment for calibration of optical devices to test limitation & tolerances.
  • Diagnosed cause of alignment, mechanical malfunctions or failures of operational equipment.
  • Fielded inquiries from FRCSE manufacturing partners and leadership regarding production status.
  • Inspected and measured lenses to verify alignment using precision measuring instruments.
  • Cleaned and lubricated optical fire control components to ensure proper maintenance.
  • Created work requirement packages and routing documentation for equipment sub-assemblies.
  • Utilized ITAR for export / import compliance and classification identification.
  • Handled all patient accounts including insurance adjustments and collecting payment.
  • Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with patients vocational and visual requirements.
  • Supervised five technicians and trained two apprentices in electronic maintenance.
  • Experienced utilizing computer controlled polishing and testing equipment techniques.
  • Tested various phosphorescent compounds for suitability in X-ray imaging.
  • Maintained and enforced physical security procedures for an armory.
  • Greet and Check-in Patients - verify insurance eligibility.
  • Implemented strong Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Operated and performed maintenance on ultra-high vacuum chambers.
  • Provided outstanding service to internal and external customers.

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25. Patient Insurance Information

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Here's how Patient Insurance Information is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales and collecting the patient insurance information needed to obtain the necessary authorizations.
  • Handle administrative duties that include tracking inventory, recording sales, submitting patient insurance information, bookkeeping and patient records.
  • Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping.
  • Obtain patients medical histories and file them in the proper locations, submit patient insurance information and client records.
  • Ordered supplies for the practice along with taking patient insurance information for billing purposes.
  • Submit patient insurance information and client records.

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26. RX

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Here's how RX is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Generated (cut) prescription RX into lens blanks.
  • 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.
  • Filled Rx's Packaging and/or de-boxing lenses .Prepare lenses for AR coating.
  • Prepared work orders and instructions for fabricating patients prescriptions and verified Rx was finished to specifications.

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27. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Help troubleshooting design-related problems with new coating designs scientifically.
  • Troubleshooted electrical and mechanical defects for, optical machines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performed troubleshooting of cleaning problems such as reject rate and tooling.
  • Used schematic diagram to test, troubleshoot and repair circuit boards.
  • Performed eyeglass repairs and adjustments, and spectacle troubleshooting.
  • 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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28. Vertex Distance

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Here's how Vertex Distance is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Measured clients bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance.
  • Measured patients bridge and eye size, vertex distance and PD.
  • Assessed the eye size, vertex distance, temple length, optical center for eyes of clients.
  • Measured clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance and optical centers of eyes.
  • Measured customers bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance and optical centers using measuring devices.

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29. VSP

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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.
  • Filed patients Medicaid and VSP insurance for optical frames and lenses.
  • 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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30. Greeting Patients

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Here's how Greeting Patients is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Serve as acting Receptionist including greeting patients, answering phones, handling and responding to correspondence.
  • Facilitate patient flow through the vision center by greeting patients with warm and friendly manner.

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31. Insurance Authorizations

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Here's how Insurance Authorizations is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Acquired insurance authorizations for procedures and testing ordered by physicians.
  • Computed insurance authorizations and performed Medicare and Medicaid Billing.
  • Filed and verified patient insurance authorizations.
  • Prepare for patient eye exam with insurance authorizations, patient charts and medical history.
  • Scheduled referrals -Verified insurance authorizations/pre-certifications for patients with next day appointments.
  • Collect copay and past due balances Pull, sort, stock, and order contact lenses Obtain insurance authorizations Schedule appointments

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32. Patient Files

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Here's how Patient Files is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Experience involved/included Organized patient files.
  • Used measuring devices to take client measurements and update patient files.
  • Pull patient files and file back patient records as necessary.
  • Put together and organize patient files.
  • Managed electonic patient files, reviewed for data errors and resolved inconsistencies.
  • Performed optical pre-exam and documented results in patient files.
  • Organized, entered, and updated information in Patient Files Communicated efficiently and gathered personal medical information from patients

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33. Optical Equipment

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Here's how Optical Equipment is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Designed and manufactured optical equipment and products, designing product panels and enclosures and constructing instruments.
  • Support a major manufacturer of optical equipment.
  • Repaired and upgraded all optical equipment.
  • Use high tech optical equipment for specialized testing.
  • Assembled, setup and installation of Optical Equipment.
  • Set up different types of optical equipment.
  • Performed fabrication, integration, scheduled maintenance and modifications on electro-optical equipment used for ground and airborne projects.
  • Led Technicians on repair of electro-optical equipment.
  • Test & Repair electro-optical equipment.
  • Operated optical equipment such as microscopes, and special tweezers Read, interpreted, and prepared optical orders
  • Helped patients with basic instruction Used variety of optical equipment.
  • Managed repair of multi-million dollar electro-optical equipment.
  • Specialized in technical support, optimization, testing and customer acceptance of Nortel's advanced Long Haul Optical equipment.
  • Repaired periscopes on ocean submarines around the world.Made and repaired binoculars, gun sites, and other optical equipment.

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34. 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.
  • Mastered optical principals and functions required to service customer needs.
  • Submitted corporate documents punctually, accurately and with quality.
  • Observed operation and notified equipment operator of malfunctions.
  • Ensured equipment functioned properly and performed weekly maintenance.
  • General summary - In two to four sentences state the major purpose, objective or functions of the position.
  • Tested faulty equipment and applied knowledge of functional operation of electronic units and systems to diagnose cause of malfunctions.
  • Worked as a cross-functional team member, always ensuring proper communication in order to meet customer's needs.
  • Perform functional testing using written test procedures under direction of Senior Engineer on medical devices.
  • Trained a new employee of all functions of my prior job description successfully.
  • Maintain and function check Heavy machine gun sights and day time optical equipment.
  • Focus on the purpose of the function and the results to be accomplished.
  • Set up test apparatus and conduct functional, operational system and destructive testing.
  • Tested functions of electronic assemblies, components and parts according to established procedures.
  • Performed efficiency test on optical assembly, and final VOA test functions.
  • Maintain and function check thermal optics for individual and crew served weapons.
  • Perform support functions to keep the equipment and processes running effectively
  • Assist in diagnosing machine malfunctions and sources of downtime.
  • Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with clients' visual requirements.

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35. Final Inspection

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Here's how Final Inspection is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Performed inspection and final inspection.
  • Manufacture all eyewear in a high volume store, including cut and edge, and final inspection.
  • Ordered glasses and contacts also performed final inspection .

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36. 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.
  • Inventory control for frames and contacts.
  • Assist in the inventory control process.
  • Inventory control and Rep meetings.

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37. 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.
  • 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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38. 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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39. 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.
  • Documented patient data in computer system and maintained patient files.
  • 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.
  • Operated financial computer systems and furnished company owner with A/P liability summaries and cash flow reports that were accurate and user-friendly

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40. 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.
  • Assist patients in selecting frames according to style, color, eye size, facial structure, and prescriptions.

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41. Customer Prescriptions

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Here's how Customer Prescriptions is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Cut, polished, and grinded lenses based on customer prescriptions received from optometrists and opticians,.
  • Enter customer prescriptions accurately and neutralize lenses as needed.
  • Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
  • Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
  • Ordered eyeglasses based on customer prescriptions; lifestyle selling (used to ensure customers order products that suit their needs).
  • Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments in an organized manner all while maintaining confidentiality.

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42. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Acted as liaison between engineering and manufacturing departments.
  • Assisted supervisor with managerial duties as requested.
  • Served in an Optical Technician and Production Supervisor role with a focus on transitioning products from Engineering to Manufacturing.
  • Praised by supervisor for excellent performance as interim optical manager (supervising staff of 3) during eight-week leave.
  • Work with supervisor to resolve personnel situations and counsel employees if their work attitude does not meet company expectations.
  • 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.
  • Produce daily reports for my supervisor in order to maintain a good pace.
  • Assist supervisor to input data to computer system and tracking product processing document.
  • Keep Computer Operations Supervisor informed on the conditions and operations of the department.
  • Tracked inventory, serve as a liaison between customers and the optical lab.
  • Team lead in UV optical filters department / Supervisor on 2nd shift.
  • 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.
  • Instructed fellow Marines on effective trouble isolation techniques.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Supervisor.

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43. Color Vision

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Here's how Color Vision is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Assess abnormalities of color vision, such as amblyopia.
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including external examination, central and peripheral visual fields and color vision tests.
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including external examination, central and peripheral visual fields and color vision tests.
  • Perform preliminary testing and data collection; including color vision assessment and retinal photography.
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including depth perception and color vision tests.
  • Work up patients for doctor, performed Visual fields, OCT, Optic nerve photos, Color vision test.

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44. 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.
  • Measured clients' bridge and eye size, temple length and optical centers of eyes utilizing measuring devices.
  • Measure the pupil distance, optical centers, and segment height.
  • Make specific optical measurements as pupillary distance and optical centers using appropriate tools.
  • Measured nasal bridge, eye size, pupillary distance, and optical centers of the eye when ordering eyeglasses.
  • Measure patients bridge and eye size, pupillary distance, optical centers, and progressive and lined bifocals.

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45. 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
  • Dispensed completed product to customer and performed necessary frame adjustments to ensure an accurate fit.
  • Checked lab invoices* Made frame adjustments* Conducted quality control dispensing and frame sales* Conducted stock control* Facilitated contact lens training I/R.
  • Provided frame adjustments and repairs, fitted single vision, bifocals, and progressives
  • Utilized my skill-set for frame adjustments and repairs in an effective/proficient manner.
  • Assist patients in frame selections and performed frame adjustments and repairs.

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46. Sales Goals

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Here's how Sales Goals is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Retail Manager, maintained retail operations as related to weekly and monthly sales goals.
  • Achieve or exceed monthly sales goals of $1400.00
  • Focus on training/coaching associates to consistently exceed individual and store sales goals
  • Developed highly empathetic client relationships and earned reputation for exceeding sales goals.
  • Make sure each staff member is aware of personal sales goals, team goals, and how to achieve those goals.
  • Assist employees to reach weekly sales goals and handled customer issues and complaints at the management level.

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47. 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.
  • Performed Optomap scans, Refractions and Visual Fields.
  • Use Lensometer, Auto refractor, and Optomap machine.

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48. Current Lens Prescriptions

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Here's how Current Lens Prescriptions is used in Optical Technician jobs:
  • Use lens analyzers to determine current lens prescriptions for patients.
  • Determined clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers and clients' eyeglasses.
  • Determine clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers.
  • Use lensometers or lens analyzers to determine current lens prescriptions for clients .
  • Determined clients current lens prescriptions.

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49. 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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50. 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.
  • Performed all apartment maintenance duties including, painting, plumbing, electrical, drywall, HVAC, and appliance repair.
  • Performed office opening/closing duties, including but not limited to counting cash drawers and checking all equipment for proper function.
  • Ensured compliance to internal specifications, blueprints/drawings, work instructions, and test procedures during all phases of production.
  • Open and close the optical center, as well as closing out the cash drawer each night as scheduled.
  • Have experience in working to select a new lab to drastically increase our companies profit margin and lens quality.
  • Updated medical history of patients, updated patient record, administered eye drops for dilation or pressure check.
  • Collected and analyzed research data and performed the drafting necessary to evaluate spectra and system noise levels.
  • 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.
  • Measure for parallelism, use calipers, drop gauge and microscope to meet required print specification.
  • Assist Dr. Brush with any emergencies, prepare and sanitize any and all instruments and equipment.
  • Help the company to maintain an atmosphere that is Safety, Quality, and Output driven.
  • Participate in design reviews for new and existing processes to ensure all manufacturing issues are addressed.
  • Used band saw, mill, and drill press to create and modify fixtures.
  • Created renderings for parts that were put into use in laser driven spectrometers.
  • Read engineering drawings to assemble / calibrate motion picture lenses to their specifications.
  • Perform any and all needed test requested by Dr. Brush, i.e.
  • Balance drawer at end of shift and handle daily bank deposit.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Optical Technician

Optical Lenses29.6%
Contact Lens Orders14.6%
Customer Service7.1%
Insurance Companies6.3%
Scheduling Appointments5.6%
Eye Exams5.5%
Patient Care4%
Optical Laboratory3.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Optical Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Optical Lenses
Optical Lenses
24.7%
24.7%
2
2
Contact Lens Orders
Contact Lens Orders
12.2%
12.2%
3
3
Customer Service
Customer Service
5.9%
5.9%
4
4
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
5.2%
5.2%
5
5
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
4.6%
4.6%
6
6
Eye Exams
Eye Exams
4.6%
4.6%
7
7
Patient Care
Patient Care
3.3%
3.3%
8
8
Optical Laboratory
Optical Laboratory
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Laser
Laser
3%
3%
10
10
Optical Components
Optical Components
3%
3%
11
11
Data Entry
Data Entry
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Visual Acuity
Visual Acuity
1.6%
1.6%
13
13
Front Desk
Front Desk
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
Visual Fields
Visual Fields
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Auto Refractor
Auto Refractor
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Optical Prescriptions
Optical Prescriptions
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
OCT
OCT
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Medical Records
Medical Records
1%
1%
20
20
Eye Measurements
Eye Measurements
1%
1%
21
21
Pupillary Distance
Pupillary Distance
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Select Frames
Select Frames
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Pre-Test
Pre-Test
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
R
R
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Patient Insurance Information
Patient Insurance Information
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
RX
RX
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Vertex Distance
Vertex Distance
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
VSP
VSP
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Greeting Patients
Greeting Patients
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Insurance Authorizations
Insurance Authorizations
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Patient Files
Patient Files
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Optical Equipment
Optical Equipment
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
NCT
NCT
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Final Inspection
Final Inspection
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Optical Systems
Optical Systems
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Prescription Glasses
Prescription Glasses
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Computer System
Computer System
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Eye Size
Eye Size
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Customer Prescriptions
Customer Prescriptions
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
ISO
ISO
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Color Vision
Color Vision
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Optical Centers
Optical Centers
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Frame Adjustments
Frame Adjustments
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Sales Goals
Sales Goals
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Optomap
Optomap
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Current Lens Prescriptions
Current Lens Prescriptions
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Hippa
Hippa
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
DR
DR
0.4%
0.4%

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