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Top 50 Optometric Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Optometric Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Optometric Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.4% of Optometric Assistant resumes contained Insurance Companies as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Optometric Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Optometric Assistant:

1. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Certified insurances by maintaining up-to-date and accurate records and communicating with patients' insurance companies to ensure coverage.
  • Verified insurance eligibility for patients and submitted claims to different insurance companies.
  • Assist with appointment making, incoming phone answering, getting authorization from insurance companies, and other reception duties whenever possible.
  • Verified insurance; communicated with insurance companies regarding patients coverage and selecting best option for their needs.
  • Correspond with various insurance companies to verify coverage and prepare and submitted insurance claim forms for reimbursement.
  • Assisted with coding when doctors time did not allow, calling insurance companies verifying benefits.
  • Check aging report and follow up with insurance companies for nonpayment claims on biweekly basis.
  • Collect insurance payments from insurance companies and patients whom accounts were not resolved.
  • Worked with insurance companies daily to receive knowledge on patient insurance plans.
  • Communicate with insurance companies to ensure a smooth process for patients.
  • File Claims on a daily basis with major health insurance companies.
  • Worked with insurance companies and plans to ensure patient coverage.
  • Entered charges into computer system and billed insurance companies.
  • Billed numerous insurance companies for contact exams and materials.
  • Code and bill insurance companies for reimbursement.
  • Billed patients and insurance companies for transactions.
  • Posted and adjusted payments from insurance companies.
  • Communicated insurance information between patients, insurance companies and provider Scheduled appointments and updated charts using MaximEyes and Office Mate programs.
  • Communicate with multiple insurance companies in regards to benefit information and claim submissions.
  • Obtain pre-approval from insurance companies church office manager

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2. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted optometrist with patient care including documentation of encounters in electronic health records.
  • Provided surgery consultations and coordinated patient care.
  • Provided confidentiality in patient care assistance.
  • Started off in reception then on to contact lens department and finally in the patient care department.
  • Delivered direct patient care in line with the patient's condition, requirements, and health.
  • Purpose is to assist up to three Optometrists in their initial and ongoing patient care.
  • Managed all customer service tasks and functions and assisted optometrist with patient care.
  • Worked directly with the doctors to ensure high level of patient care.
  • Applied strong customer service and communication skills for patient care.
  • Acted as contact lens technician and offered patient care.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and patient care skills.
  • Direct patient care including admission and discharge.
  • Assisted optometrists with patient care and procedures.
  • Handle all phases of patient care.
  • Provide patient care by collecting and preparing pre-examination information from the doctors.
  • Assist medical professional (optometrists) in office by pre-examining patients and providing patient care by in-office training and preparation.
  • Key Responsibilities Patient care - Paperwork, insurance, orders for glasses and contact lenses, adjustments, special testing.
  • Triaged and directed patient care according to physician protocols and office procedures.
  • Assist in pre-testing for the doctor s. Providing patient care, explaining situations, and handling complaints.

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3. Appointment Scheduling

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Here's how Appointment Scheduling is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Supervised peers and trained hires on database management, appointment scheduling, customer service, and product purchases.
  • Front desk duties, patient assistance, appointment scheduling, insurance coverage verification.
  • Performed office duties including filing, appointment scheduling, scanning, insurance authorization.
  • Answer busy phones and manage appointment scheduling.
  • Cashiered, entered data and maintainedappointment scheduling.

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4. Vision Examination

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Here's how Vision Examination is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patient for vision examination.^ Trained and managed technical staff and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for vision examinations.
  • Greet patients and prepare for vision examination; instruct patient in care and use of glasses or contact lenses.
  • Prepared patients for vision examination, maintain an inventory of materials like frames contact lenses and clean instruments.
  • Prepared patients for vision examination; assisted in testing for near and far acuity.
  • Record patient medical histories and help prepare the patient for the vision examination.
  • Prepare the patient for the vision examination.
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained/filed records Prepared patients for vision examination.
  • prepared patient for vision examination; assists in testing for.

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5. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Deliver excellent customer service and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism.
  • Provided customer service and general office support.
  • Cross-trained to handle every area of the office, from reception and customer service to supply management and insurance correspondence.
  • Ensured excellent patient experience by providing exceptional customer service before, during, and after appointments.
  • Excelled in role requiring the ability to handle a variety of customer service and administrative tasks.
  • Performed office duties including scheduling, data entry, ordering, inventory, and customer service.
  • Provided quality care and customer service to patients in English and Spanish to effectively build clientele
  • Have an outstanding customer service to patients and always have a positive attitude at work.
  • Managed retail sales, customer service, insurance submissions, and inventory.
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure all patients are well attended.
  • Developed strong customer service skills through interactions with patients and physicians.
  • Maintain excellent customer service at all times.
  • Assisted optometrists with examinations and performed ad-hoc administrative tasks designed to improve the customer service process.
  • Schedule and reschedule appointments, pull charts, answer phones, customer service and pre-testing of patients.
  • Time Management skills, customer service skills, attention to detail, multi-tasking
  • Assist Optometrist in Patient Care, Customer Service, Product Dispenser.
  • Provided courteous customer service, managed multi-line phone system.
  • Provide backend customer service to include preliminary testing (i.e.
  • assisted Doctor with patients Customer service Handling of insurance documents for patients Ordering supplies
  • Check in Patients * Medical Billing and Coding * Receptionist * Inventory * Customer Service/ In-Bound Out-Bound Calls

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6. Contact Lens Orders

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Here's how Contact Lens Orders is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Received phone calls from customers for contact lens orders, and handled the payment process involved for the purchase.
  • Collect co-pays and over-the-phone payments; receive contact lens orders and requests for prescription eye drops.
  • Train and educate contact lens wearers and process contact lens orders through ABB Concise.
  • Maintained contact lens orders, contact lens inventory, and medical supplies.
  • Check contact lens orders upon arrival and gather patient orders accordingly.
  • Receive, organize stock and mail contact lens orders.
  • Maintain patient contact lens orders and office trials.
  • Receive patient calls for contact lens orders.
  • Managed patient eyeglass and contact lens orders.
  • Managed all contact lens orders.
  • Processed patients contact lens orders.
  • Confirmed appointments 2 days in advance Processed patients contact lens orders.
  • Maintained ordering and receiving of glasses and contact lens orders .

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7. Eye Exams

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Here's how Eye Exams is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Perform preliminary duties for comprehensive eye exams by preparing patient for eyesight examination.
  • Performed routine medical eye exams including eye pressure checks, dilation, visual fields and photo as needed.
  • Assisted with patient care checking and verifying insurance while also helping out with their eye exams.
  • Scheduled eye exams and therapy sessions with the doctor and patient s availability.
  • Scheduled routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, and medical exams.
  • Set up yearly eye exams with current and new patients.
  • Assisted optometrist in prepping patients for eye exams.
  • Worked with optometrists and patients after eye exams.
  • Assisted patients with eye exams including visual tests.
  • Assist the Optometrist with preliminary eye exams.
  • Assisted doctor preparing patients for eye exams.
  • Assist Doctor with eye exams.
  • Eye exams and vision therapy.
  • Worked primarily in the doctor's office pre-testing patients for routine eye exams in addition to all front desk responsibilities.
  • Scheduled eye appointments, Conducted eye exams, data entry, faxed , Scanned, and emailed documents
  • Performed patient pre-screen eye exams, documented results and referred concerns to Doctors.
  • Pre-tested patients for eye exams and educated patients about corrective eye surgery.
  • Helped doctors by prescreening patients for their eye exams.
  • Performed vision pre-tests before patients' eye exams.
  • Prepare patients for eye exams and carry out designated testing using Opthamalic Instruments.

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8. Visual Acuity

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Here's how Visual Acuity is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Determined visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination.
  • Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination.
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Initiated patient exams, visual acuity, and patient history and measuring and recording patient vital signs.
  • Checked patient's visual acuity and extra ocular muscles before handing them over to the Doctor.
  • Performed intake for patients, obtained medical histories, conducted visual acuity tests and retinal photography.
  • Performed visual acuity testing, responsible for all insurance billing, patient updates and recalls.
  • Performed visual acuity testing, history and physical exam, basic data entry on computer system
  • Tested visual acuity, color perception and visual field.
  • Measured near and far visual acuity.
  • Recorded patient history and nature of visit.Checked visual acuity aided and unaided.
  • Cross-trained as Optometric Assistant which included history taking and visual acuity.
  • Perform visual fields test, Snellen visual acuity test, applying diagnostic eye drops.
  • Performed color tests, refractions, visual acuity tests, and visual field tests.
  • Assess patient visual acuity Assist physician with removal of foreign body objects
  • Perform tonometry and visual acuity testing on patients.
  • Tear Labs and Tonopin; Basic Visual Acuity.
  • Performed initial patient work-ups, patient histories, visual acuity, pinhole test, autolensometry and autorefractometry.
  • Performed patient work-up including patient health histories, visual acuity testing, stereopsis testing, and other optometric procedures.
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments Measure visual acuity, including near & distant visual acuity, using appropriate tests.

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9. Visual Fields

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Here's how Visual Fields is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in screening for near and far acuity, internal ocular pressure, retinal scanning, and visual fields.
  • Performed visual eye tests including GDX, Retinal Photography and Visual Fields.
  • Assist doctor with Special testing: Extended visual fields and Retinal imaging.
  • Pretested patients, performed visual fields testing.
  • Performed Visual Fields on patients.
  • Performed diagnostic eye testing including visual fields, OCT, Fundus photos according to the physician treatment plan for patient referrals.
  • Conducted preliminary testing, to include auto-refraction, visual fields testing, and lensometer readings for current and old prescription glasses.
  • Conducted various tests such as Visual Fields testing, utilized Lensometer for measurement of glasses to insure accuracy of lens.
  • Performed procedures on patients as in tonometry, visual fields, and contact lens instruction.
  • Performed auto-refraction, air tonometry Humphrey visual fields test and Contact lens training.
  • Perform Fundus Photos; check Ocular Pressures, Visual Acuity and Visual Fields.
  • Performed pretesting as well as visual fields, fundus photos and OCT.
  • Conducted dilations, visual fields, pretesting, and contact lens fittings.
  • Administered Fundus photos; Visual Fields; Pressure checks.
  • Performed all preliminary testing, visual fields, keratometry.
  • Assisted with pre-exams and visual fields.
  • Assist the Doctor with pre-exam work-ups including auto-refraction and keratonomy, visual fields, retinal and corneal OCT's.
  • Performed preliminary testings such as autorefractor, NCT, visual fields, opto map, and MVC photos.
  • Use of pupilometer, lensometer, and visual fields.
  • Back office duties preexaminations including tonometry, visual fields, acuities, histories.

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10. Auto Refraction

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Here's how Auto Refraction is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Administered auto refraction tests on patients and assisted optometrists with eye exams
  • Perform auto refraction and NCT on each patient upon arrival.
  • Obtain corneal topography and auto refraction.
  • Prescreened patients with the following test: color and depth perception, auto refraction, glaucoma and retinal photography.
  • Perform pre-testing; auto refraction, pressure, visual field and retinal imaging set up.
  • Do pretesting nct and the auto refraction and dilation.
  • Perform visual preliminary testing, including visual screening, blood pressure, tonometer, auto refraction and auto keratometer.
  • Performed patient pre-testing including visual acuities, auto refraction, and visual field testing.
  • Performed auto refraction, GDxVCC, NCT, and took fundus photographs.
  • worked up patients took histories, conducted visual acuities, auto refractions, and pressure checks as well as scribbing.
  • Supervised and trained other ophthalmic assistants Skills Used Manual/Auto Refractions, Optomap Glaucoma Screening Computer Skills Air Optics Advisor

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11. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Front desk responsibilities included answering phones and scheduling appointment.
  • Front desk: Check in, Check out, Schedule and reschedule appointments, Phone calls, Contact lens order.
  • Front desk, answering phones, checking in patients, maintaining patient records, verifying and billing of vision insurance.
  • Commenced my journey with this employer as front desk receptionist, where my customer service skills were highly developed.
  • Front desk duties including answering incoming calls, scheduling and confirming appointments, and verifying insurance.
  • Assisted the Dr in exams filed insurance Did front desk Did all preliminary work ups
  • Greet patients, front desk/clerical duties, customer service, & Patient Retention calls.
  • Worked front desk and utilized a computer to assist the process in the office.
  • Trained at front desk service to provide prompt, courteous and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Front Desk/Receptionist who greeted patients and helped patients with any issues and concerns.
  • Help with front desk as well as exams and contacts and frame help
  • Greeted all patients at front desk and always with a smile.
  • Front desk duties included a strong presence in the optical area.
  • Handled workup of patients, and front desk duties.
  • Worked front desk helping with phones and schedule appointment.
  • Rotated between assisting, optical and front desk.
  • Operated front desk and reception area.
  • Doctor's assistant and front desk.
  • Assisted doctors in pre-testing and front desk responsibilities
  • Front desk patient intake and checkout, special testing,answering telephone, monthly recalls and quarterly billing, ordering supplies

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12. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Experienced in administrative duties including scheduling, billing, data entry, receptionist and secretarial duties.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Supervised 5 employees; Filed insurance claims; Data entry; Accounts receivables;.
  • Checked patients in and out including data entry, billing and invoices.
  • Maintained the confidentially of patient records and performed data entry duties.
  • Perform bookkeeping, data entry, correspondence, and filing.
  • Managed high Medical data entry.
  • Perform data entry duties; handle complaints made by patients and file medical records.Perform cashiering and record keeping duties.
  • Check in Patients, Prescreen Patients, Assist Doctor, Special Testing, Data Entry, and Filing.
  • Managed accounts receivables and payable, invoice details, insurance billings and verifications, and data entry.

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13. Exam Rooms

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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Answered phones * Worked on insurance billing and posting of payments * Assisted in exam rooms with patients * Filing
  • Instruct patients in inserting and caring for contact lenses, preparing exam rooms, and cleaning and arranging equipment.
  • Organized and prepared exam rooms to ensure a safe, sanitary, and well-organized workplace.
  • Assisted physicians during examinations, escorted patients to exam rooms, administered eye drops.
  • Assisted in exam rooms with data collection, materials preparation, and testing.
  • Open and close the office promptly and uncover/cover all machines in exam rooms.
  • Greeted patients at the front desk and took them to exam rooms.
  • Check inventory supplies are always available in office and exam rooms.
  • Restocked exam rooms, including injections, and medical supplies.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the exam rooms.
  • Prepare exam rooms for doctor.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms.
  • Interacted with patients in sales of optical merchandise Maintained stock levels, and ensured exam rooms were kept sanitary.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms and prepared them for physician exams.

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14. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Process Ins claims, send out statements, answer phone calls, schedule appointments, daily book keeping
  • Answer inbound phone calls/ make outbound calls to let patients know their contacts have arrived.
  • Filed paperwork, managed incoming and outgoing phone calls, processed orders, scheduled appointments.
  • Provide customer service, including telephones etiquette, direct telephone calls and take messages appropriate.
  • Attended phone calls, concluded the nature of calls and assisted patients.
  • Take incoming phone calls in friendly and professional manner and schedule appointments.
  • Answered, recorded, and routed incoming and outgoing phone calls.
  • Open Office, answered phone, directed phone calls and mail.
  • Front Desk, answering phone calls, pulling patients vision authorizations.
  • Screen phone calls and to return all calls requiring physician consultation.
  • Received incoming and made outgoing patient phone calls as required.
  • Check in patients, take phone calls, makes appointments.
  • Checked in patients, answered questions and phone calls.
  • Make daily appointment reminder phone calls.
  • Answer phone calls and schedule appointments.
  • Prepped patients using highly expensive, valuable, and technical instruments Fielded phone calls and face-to-face encounters with patients
  • Answered inbound telephone calls on a multi-line telephone console and forwarded calls to the appropriate staff members.
  • Answered phone calls and make appointments with excellent customer service.
  • Assisted doctors with examination procedures Assisted in daily chart preparations Answered phone calls, collected insurance, faxed prescriptions, collected payments
  • Assist the doctor Assist patients Data entry Office work Take and made phone calls

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15. Select Frames

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Here's how Select Frames is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Helped patients to select frames and lens types, fitted, adjusted, and repaired frames.
  • Helped patients select frames, lenses, and coatings with professionalism and skill.
  • Helped patients select frames according to desired style and color.
  • Help patients select frames and explain different lens material.
  • Helped customers select frames and options for glasses.
  • Helped customers select frames and adjust frames.
  • Worked with patients to schedule appointments, order contacts, select frames and lenses, and performpre-testing procedures
  • Provide patients with fitted eyeglass frames and contact lenses, as well as help patients select frames.

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Optimized data-management system by initiating the transfer of documentation into Electronic Medical Records database.
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Assess patient medical history and testing results in electronic medical records.
  • Prepared and maintained patient medical records.
  • Assisted Ophthalmologist with medical records charting.
  • Filed patient records and helped bring the office from a paper office to electronic medical records (EMR).
  • Input all patient information gathered into EMR medical records system and obtain further medical information from other offices.
  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
  • Request, receive, scan, fax and locate patient medical records.
  • Managed patient medical records and charts; knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Record patients` medical history and information for medical records.
  • Maintained medical records and responded to requests for records.
  • Manage medical records and paper charting system.
  • Maintained medical records in accordance with HIPAA.
  • File medical records by numerical order.
  • Take care of all medical records.
  • Perform pre-testing, data entry, file, organize and retrieve medical records.
  • Performed pre-testing, assisted with patient care, medical records filing.
  • Referred patients to specialty prescribers and sent out medical records.
  • Pre-tested all patients Responsible for maintaining pace of office Contact Lens Specialist Obtained and kept accurate medical records

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Here's how OCT is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Interfaced with patients and doctors and follow manger procedures to exceed operational excellence.
  • Worked as a scribe by entering information into electronic health records as dictated by the doctor during examinations.
  • Answered all phone calls coming into the office and created/ confirmed all appointments for the doctor.
  • Answered phones, scheduled appointments through OfficeMate, and typed doctor's letters and memos.
  • Interpret a doctor's prescription and suggest products and enhancements to address specific prescription requirements.
  • Maintained patient flow by close communication with doctors and other staff members.
  • Assisted the Doctor with patients and worked in the optical shop.
  • Assisted doctor in the performance of minor exam procedures.
  • Operated Cirrus OCT and retinal photography machines.
  • Assisted doctor with preliminary visual tests.
  • Prepared patient charts for doctors.
  • Assist the doctors in tasks such as taking corneal pictures, topographical and OCT scans, and optomaps and visual fields.
  • Assisted doctor by testing patients' vision and collecting patient history - Performed clerical duties, including data entry for new frames
  • Provided direct assistance to the doctor and medical staff, and translated for patients who did not speak English.
  • Answered multi-line phone system, managed the busy calendar of the doctor, and scheduled and confirmed appointments.
  • Assisted in vision therapy sessions conducted by the doctor, vision therapist, or student extern.
  • Checked visual acuity, performs tonometry, and other pretesting as directed by the doctor.
  • Served as a liason between patients and the doctor.
  • Assist doctor with chairside patient care.
  • Meter, NCT Tonometer, 3 OCT System, etc.

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18. Glaucoma

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Here's how Glaucoma is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Performed visual acuity, glaucoma screenings, assisted optometrist.
  • Performed basic eye tests such as peripheral vision, color blindness, glaucoma, and vision testing.
  • Order online prescription drops for glaucoma, dry eye, patients with infections and other conditions.
  • Checked visual field, glaucoma test, measured glasses, and various other tests.
  • Fitted glasses, administered glaucoma tests, and ordered glasses and contacts for customers.
  • Examined the patients for Glaucoma, and prepare patients to see the doctor.
  • Performed preliminary eye exam (glaucoma test, refraction, etc.)
  • Test patients for glaucoma and cataracts on NCT machine.
  • Set up appointments at CEI for Glaucoma/Cataract patients.
  • Screened patients for glaucoma and abnormal blood pressure.
  • Performed visual field testing of patients for glaucoma.
  • Utilize glaucoma testing machine and refract machine.
  • Performed pre-screening eye examination by testing for visual acuity and glaucoma.
  • Performed glaucoma testing, visual acuities, eyeglass and contact lens fittings, also educated customers on care and wearing procedures.
  • Performed glaucoma tests on patients using auto-refractor and performed tests to check eye prescriptions.
  • Performed glaucoma screening in a multi-care family health center.
  • Take photos of patients eyes with fundus camera, check patients eye pressure and pre-screening for glaucoma.
  • preformed pretesting ( Glaucoma Testing, Visual Field).

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Here's how Optos is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with dilation, visual field testing, and Optos photos.
  • Performed patient pre-testing including visual fields, OCT, Optos, and contact lens insertion and removal
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, and retinal imager (Optos).

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Here's how Depth Perception is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Conduct binocular disparity tests to assess depth perception.
  • Instructed patients on contact lens usage and performed tests for visual acuity, depth perception and field of vision.
  • Prepare patients for eye health examinations; help in testing far acuity, depth perception, and color acuity.
  • Assisted in testing for near and far acuity, depth perception, color perception, pressure check, and visual field.
  • Performed visual acuity and visual field testing, depth perception, stereo, and bloodpressure readings on patients.
  • Assisted patients in testing for depth perception, color perception, macula integrity and visual field.
  • Perform prescreening including but not limited to color-deviancy, depth perception, and administering opthomalic dilation drops.

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Here's how NCT is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Monitor personnel performance, including attendance, punctuality, productivity and product knowledge.
  • Monitor equipment for effectiveness and properly remove nonfunctional equipment to be serviced.
  • Maintained medical equipment by ensuring proper functionality.
  • Participated in HR functions such as, scheduling, appraisals, compiling HR filing records, resolving conflicts and determining payments.
  • Led cross-functional teams in building a strong esprit de corps and supporting a smooth installation/ conversion of new managed-care software.
  • Assist doctors in diagnostic test, record and measure vision, test eye function, and perform retinal imaging.
  • Performed all office/billing functions (answering phones, making appointments, billing insurance, collecting payments, etc.)
  • Test and assist measure eye functions for optometrists to diagnose and treat eye disorders and diseases.
  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations on patients using NCT, A/R and other equipment required and requested.
  • Controlled basic accounting functions such as checking invoices and making deposits.
  • Recorded and measured vision as well as test eye function.
  • Acted as receptionist and performed various clerical functions.
  • Conducted NCT pressure test and peripheral tests.
  • Perform pretest medical procedures including Autorefractor, NCT, TopCon Retinal Digital Camera and patient medical histories.
  • Provide assistance to the optometrist in scheduling patients, managing daily office functions, order eyewear and contacts lenses.
  • Assist patients in choosing the proper eyewear, both aesthetically and functionally.
  • Conduct pretest using the autorefractor and NCT.
  • Coordinate and function as a team member to insure that office operations and workflow is efficient and effective.
  • Perform pre-examination work-up: AR, NCT, FDT, fundus photos.
  • Preformed pre-test on patients, using auto refractor, NCT and OCT and fundus photos.

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22. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Perform administrative duties, which include scheduling appointments, preparing correspondence, documenting preliminary case history, maintaining and filing records.
  • Performed medical administration functions including patient check in/out, answering phones, scheduling appointments, records management and filing.
  • Assist the Doctor in eye exams, record keeping, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and working with insurance companies.
  • Started as front desk receptionist, answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance benefits, and collecting patient payments.
  • Perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, billing, answering moderate phone calls, filing, and data entry.
  • Performed receptionist duties such as scheduling appointments, checking insurance, answering phone calls, and preparing charts.
  • Operate the business aspects of the office such as collecting payments, scheduling appointments and maintaining inventory.
  • General clerical duties, including filing, checking out patients, answering phones, and scheduling appointments.
  • Frame fitting, filing, papillary measurement, scheduling appointments, office upkeep, and customer service.
  • Front Office duties: scheduling appointments, patient registration and check out, verification of insurance.
  • Answer phones and assist patients with needs such as scheduling appointments or billing questions.
  • Perform clerical tasks including scheduling appointments, phones, creating and filing charts.
  • Verify insurances, billing, scheduling appointments, and address telephone calls
  • Front desk, answering incoming calls and scheduling appointments.
  • Answer incoming calls, scheduling appointments
  • Assisted with general office duties such as filing, faxing, triage patient phone calls and scheduling appointments.
  • Experience with EHR system Assist patients with scheduling appointments and checking on insurance claims and information.
  • Check in/ check out, insurance verification, collect copayments, scheduling appointments.
  • Answer the phones in a timely manner for scheduling appointments and telephone triage.
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages and scheduling appointments.

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  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.
  • Perform general office duties, such as answering telephones, taking dictation, or completing insurance forms.
  • Complete insurance forms and bills.

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24. Medical Billing

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Here's how Medical Billing is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained and organized patient records, implemented appropriate medical billing, assisted patients with purchasing frames/lenses.
  • Answered phones, collected co pays, scheduled appointments, also worked with medical billing to learn that process of payments.
  • Completed complex medical billing and coding, trained new employees, and credentialed physicians with new medical and vision insurances.
  • Maintained records, scheduled appointments, performed bookkeeping, correspondence, filing, insurance verification, and medical billing.
  • Back up medical billing, answering calls and scheduled exams

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25. Fundus Photos

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Here's how Fundus Photos is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Conduct pre-testing and special testing for patients, such as Fundus Photos, Topography, OCT's and Visual Fields.
  • Take Fundus photos Performs other tests and measurements as requested by physician Gives instructions to patients concerning eye care.
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, take Fundus photos or Optomap of patients eyes.

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26. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Scheduled appointments, pretesting, including VA's, blood pressure, visual field testing, contact lens ordering and dispensing.
  • Assist in obtaining vital signs including blood pressure, pulse rate, temperate and weight.
  • Prepared patients to see doctor by taking preliminary pulse and blood pressure.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Measured blood pressure and pulse using manual sphygmomanometer and stethoscope.
  • Blood pressure check Diabetic photos Taking patient history including eye drops and medication information.

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27. Retinal Photos

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Here's how Retinal Photos is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Performed patient pretesting and retinal photos.
  • Conducted ancillary testing including topography, visual fields, OCTs and retinal photos.
  • Performed multi-care testing on patients which included, Visual Field, Pachymetry, Topography, Retinal Photos, Goldman Tonometry.

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28. Pre-Test

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Here's how Pre-Test is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Performed pre-testing and supplemental medical testing.
  • Pre-tested patients prior to physician examination.
  • Verified insurance coverage * Assisted patients with inquiries * Pre-tested and scheduled patients * Opened and closed office daily
  • Interviewed patients, provided advice on their insurance coverage, and performed diagnostic pre-testing.
  • Performed patient pre-tests and instructed patients on insertion and removal of contact lenses.
  • Completed general visual screenings in a pre-testing environment on behalf of the doctor.
  • Set up and maintenance of pre-testing and examination rooms.
  • Performed Pre-tests, Patient Check-in, Information Verification.
  • Conducted pre-tests and contact lens training.
  • Pre-tested patients before seeing doctor.
  • Aided to increase exam efficiency by performing pre-testing and medical questioning on all patients Performed exam scheduling and provided general office services
  • Perform pre-testing for doctors including auto refractor, glaucoma testing and patient history, and testing as listed above.
  • Prepared and pre-tested patients for examinations such as visual acuities, eye movements, etc.
  • Greeted patients, performed pre-tests, eyewear sales/consultations, contact lens training, etc.
  • Prepare & perform pre-test examinations with the use of Optometric equipment.
  • Pre-tested patients prior to seeing doctor, neutralized glasses, used auto-refractor, tonometer and dilated patients as needed.
  • Performed optometric pre-testing, ophthalmic photography, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy and precorneal slit lamp exam.
  • Answer multi-line phones Scheduled appointments Check in/out patients Pre-testing; Auto-refractor, NCT, VA
  • Schedule Appointments Answer Multi Line phone Charge patients Check Insurance Perform pre-tests
  • Assist doctor with patients Filing charts Pre-testing Scribing Customer Service Assisted patients with choosing corrective eyewear Scheduled appointments

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29. Color Vision

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  • Conducted preliminary screening examinations including central and peripheral visual fields and color vision tests.
  • Determined visual acuity and perception; focus and coordination; conducted ocular motility tests; color vision test.
  • Determine visual acuity, depth perception, and color vision tests
  • Check for color vision defects.
  • Check color vision with PIP and CCT, check depth perception with OVT.
  • Checked patients in, scheduled appointments, pre-tested patients (testing peripheral and color vision)
  • Assess abnormalities of color vision, such as amblyopia.
  • Performed pre-testing on patients to measure keratometry, visual acuity, color vision, and stereo acuity.
  • Perform pre-tests: color vision, stereovision, tonometry, autorefraction, and lensometry.

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30. Greeting Patients

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Here's how Greeting Patients is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Managed the receptionist area, including greeting patients and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information.

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31. Patient Files

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Here's how Patient Files is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Collected information and updated patient files as necessary.
  • Managed bookkeeping operations and created/maintained patient files.
  • Schedule appointments, organize patient files and handle multiple phone lines at a busy office.
  • Recorded all patient demographics into patient files and billing system.
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained up to date patient files.
  • Created, updated, and organized patient files.
  • Organized and maintained patient files.

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32. VSP

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Here's how VSP is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Ordered prescriptions via VSP computer system.
  • Process spectacle orders through VSP, DBL, PIA, 20/20, and Pro-Op.
  • Retrieved patient s VSP insurance authorization and benefits summary using Eyefinity practice management software.
  • Experience with most insurance and optical plans including Medicare, Medicaid, VSP, VCP, Spectera.
  • Pull insurance authorizations for patient using VSP, Eyemed, Davis And VCP.
  • Used Eyefinity website to file VSP claims for exams and glasses.
  • work flow and performed light billing for VSP.
  • Ordered glasses via the VSP Eyefinity system.
  • Authorize and bill insurances such as VSP, Eyemed, MES, Superior, Tricare, and Medi-Cal.
  • Frame and lens selection Eyemed & VSP knowledgeable Contact Lens instruction and removal.

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33. Diagnostic Tests

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Here's how Diagnostic Tests is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Performed basic diagnostic tests and recorded patient complaint/history accurately.
  • Conducted diagnostic tests, recorded and measured patient's vision, and tested patients eye functions.
  • Help optometrists by conducting diagnostic tests, recording and measuring vision, and testing eye function.
  • Administered diagnostic tests and saw to patients' needs.
  • Performed various vision and diagnostic tests.
  • Assist Optometrists with diagnostic tests.
  • Administer diagnostic tests such as VF 24-2, VF Mac, ERG and VEP.
  • Strengthened administrative and organizational skills while learning how to conduct diagnostic tests Improved listening skills by interacting with patients
  • Assist the doctor by conducting pre-diagnostic tests on patients in order to facilitate exam procedures.

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34. Color Perception

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Here's how Color Perception is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Test patients for depth and color perception, tested visual acuities, and visual field.

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35. EMR

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Here's how EMR is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Enter all exam information into EMR database, adhering to Meaningful Use standards.
  • Received supplemental training from office staff regarding EMR system.
  • Enter patient information into Practice Director EMR system.
  • Use of Office Mate/ExamWriter EMR.
  • Recorded patient medical history, current medication, and chief complaints on EMR: Compulink.
  • Assisted customer with eyewear purchase, data entry of patient information using EMR, operated and balanced registers.

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36. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Order office supplies such as business cards, prescription pads, appointment logs, charts, and file stickers.
  • Do light janitorial work, runs office errands, responsible for inventory and all office supplies.
  • Ordered medical and office supplies and coordinate restocking of sample medications with vendors.
  • Ordered office supplies as well as stock frames, lenses and parts.
  • Ordered office supplies, contact lens and met with frame sales representatives.
  • Inventory and order medical, lab, or office supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain and organize inventory control of back office supplies and material.
  • Maintained confidential patient information, office files, and ordered office supplies
  • Performed patient eye tests using office supplies and equipment.
  • Maintained proper inventory of trial lenses and office supplies.
  • Inventory of office supplies and order as needed.
  • Order and restock frames and office supplies.
  • Call patients when their glasses are readyMaintain general office supplies

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37. Insurance Authorizations

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Here's how Insurance Authorizations is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Retrieved insurance authorizations and communicated with insurance companies to ensure patient benefits.
  • Schedule appointments over the phone/in person & obtain insurance authorizations.
  • Obtain insurance authorizations and explain coverage to patients.
  • Obtain insurance authorizations and record payments.

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38. Proper Care

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Here's how Proper Care is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Instruct patient about inserting and removing contact lenses from their eye and proper care of contact lenses.
  • Provided patient education on proper care and wear of contact lenses and eye glasses.
  • Trained patients in proper care and use of contact lenses to avoid eye infections.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper care of glasses and contact lenses.
  • Instructed patients on insertion, removal and proper care of contact lenses.
  • Instructed patients on the proper care of eyeglasses and contact lenses.
  • Trained patients on use and proper care of contact lenses.

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39. Macula Integrity

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40. Hippa

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Here's how Hippa is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained patient confidentiality according to HIPPA regulations
  • Busy Optometrist Clinic in accordance with HIPPA laws, located inside Costco.
  • Answered client's questions about insurance and HIPPA regulations.
  • Filed, maintained medical records, upholding HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintain patient privacy (HIPPA).
  • Maintained HIPPA compliance and client confidentiality.
  • Closed office down properly shutting off machines and computers as well as locking all information away to comply with hippa.
  • Provided excellent customer and healthcare services while abiding strictly by HIPPA regulations.

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41. RX

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Here's how RX is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Received patient glasses and contacts from lab, checked RX for accuracy then notified patient.
  • Trained under two opticians to verify Rx's and fit and sell frames.
  • Worked with the auto-refraction machine, air and adjusted RX into machine.
  • Identify old eyeglass Rx and contact lens Rx.
  • Read eyeglass RX using the Lens Meter.
  • Order RX Contact Lenses and Spectacle Lenses.
  • Assisted Dr. with pretesting, assist with proper frames for lens rx, materials.
  • Neutralize current spectacle RX using an Auto Lensometer.
  • Full time for aprx 24 years.
  • Assisted patients with Eyewear selection Input Rx orders, and repaired frames Contact lens training

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42. EHR

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Here's how EHR is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Checked in patients for appointments, processed new paperwork, updated electronic record in Management Plus EHR.
  • Worked alongside Electronic Health Records (EHR) Software Company technicians on computer related issues.
  • Use of Maxim Eyes EHR.
  • Maintained accurate electronic health records (EHR) for each patient using fully integrated practice management software, Compulink.
  • Thank you for your consideration.Jennifer KingSkills UsedRevolution ehr / computer system.

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43. Bank Deposits

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Here's how Bank Deposits is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained daily account of sales and made bank deposits.
  • Prepared financial reports, bank deposits and balance accounts.
  • Processed accounts receivables and made daily bank deposits.
  • Control daily cash flow and bank deposits.
  • Scheduled appointments Insurance verification All pre-testing Knowledge of Optomap Bank Deposits

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44. Patient Scheduling

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Here's how Patient Scheduling is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained up to date patient information, patient scheduling.
  • Maintained records, patient scheduling, and heavy filing.
  • Manage patient scheduling and insurance billing.

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45. Corneal Topography

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Here's how Corneal Topography is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Conduct preliminary testing of visual acuity, corneal topography, lensometry, and refraction.
  • Perform non-contact tonometry, auto-refraction, visual fields, fundus imaging and corneal topography on daily basis.
  • Performed various tests on patients including autorefractor, visual field, corneal topography, pachymetry, and applanation.

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46. IOP

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Here's how IOP is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Performed all necessary tests: GDXs, Humphrey Visual Fields, Retinal (fundus) photos and IOPs.
  • date Recording History Visual acuities, IOP, A/R, Visual Fields Dispensing glasses Spectacle adjustments Contact lens training

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47. Intraocular Pressure

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Here's how Intraocular Pressure is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Tested for intraocular pressure, ocular motility and pupil size, equality and reaction.
  • Performed routine testing including basic motility visual fields intraocular pressures and BAT tests.
  • Conducted tonometry or tomography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Checked visual acuity and intraocular pressure using a non-contact tonometer before the doctor saw patient.
  • Used a Tonopen to take intraocular pressures.
  • Conduct tonometry and tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.

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48. R

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Here's how R is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Provided administrative support, and coordinated all administrative activities of the office.
  • Checked patient eligibility and billing insurances.
  • Ordered glasses, contact lenses as well as contact lens training for new contact lens wearers.
  • Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses.
  • Organized display cases to create a cleaner and more organized look.
  • Assisted with any type of adjusting and repairing patients' glasses.
  • Interacted with sales representatives and maintained pricing of all frames.
  • Instructed patients on usage and care of contact lenses.
  • Prepared glasses based upon prescription written by the optometrist.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit client.
  • Perform all aspects of a routine eye exam.
  • Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles.
  • Ordered glasses and billed insurances.
  • Assist client with selecting frames.
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification.
  • Oversee all communication in front office setting, answer phone calls and e-mails to schedule patient appointments.
  • Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription.
  • Instructed patients on proper use of contact lenses and provided basic assistance during eye exams.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Conducted non-contact tonometry and autorefraction tests on patients during eye examination.

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49. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Use medical software to support all transactions; create and update EHR for patients within HIPAA compliance.
  • Performed pre-examinations following HIPAA guidelines.
  • Handle insurance eligibility and comply with HIPAA privacy laws Build patient files and schedule patients

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50. Patient Payments

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Here's how Patient Payments is used in Optometric Assistant jobs:
  • Collected and processed patient payments.
  • Process insurance, patient payments.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Optometric Assistant

Insurance Companies

13.8%

Patient Care

12.9%

Appointment Scheduling

9.1%

Vision Examination

6.4%

Customer Service

5.5%

Contact Lens Orders

5.2%

Eye Exams

5.1%

Visual Acuity

5.1%

Visual Fields

4.8%

Auto Refraction

4.4%

Front Desk

3.3%

Data Entry

3.3%

Exam Rooms

3.2%

Phone Calls

3.0%

Select Frames

2.7%

Medical Records

2.7%

OCT

2.5%

Glaucoma

2.5%

Optos

2.3%

Depth Perception

2.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Optometric Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Insurance Companies 10.4%
2 Patient Care 9.8%
3 Appointment Scheduling 6.9%
4 Vision Examination 4.8%
5 Customer Service 4.1%
6 Contact Lens Orders 3.9%
7 Eye Exams 3.9%
8 Visual Acuity 3.8%
9 Visual Fields 3.6%
10 Auto Refraction 3.3%
11 Front Desk 2.5%
12 Data Entry 2.5%
13 Exam Rooms 2.4%
14 Phone Calls 2.2%
15 Select Frames 2.0%
16 Medical Records 2.0%
17 OCT 1.9%
18 Glaucoma 1.9%
19 Optos 1.8%
20 Depth Perception 1.7%
21 NCT 1.5%
22 Scheduling Appointments 1.5%
23 Insurance Forms 1.4%
24 Medical Billing 1.3%
25 Fundus Photos 1.2%
26 Blood Pressure 1.2%
27 Retinal Photos 1.2%
28 Pre-Test 1.1%
29 Color Vision 1.0%
30 Greeting Patients 1.0%
31 Patient Files 0.9%
32 VSP 0.9%
33 Diagnostic Tests 0.8%
34 Color Perception 0.8%
35 EMR 0.7%
36 Office Supplies 0.7%
37 Insurance Authorizations 0.7%
38 Proper Care 0.7%
39 Macula Integrity 0.6%
40 Hippa 0.5%
41 RX 0.5%
42 EHR 0.5%
43 Bank Deposits 0.5%
44 Patient Scheduling 0.5%
45 Corneal Topography 0.5%
46 IOP 0.5%
47 Intraocular Pressure 0.5%
48 R 0.4%
49 Hipaa 0.4%
50 Patient Payments 0.4%
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