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Become An Optometric Technician

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Working As An Optometric Technician

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $35,350

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Optometric Technician does

  • Demonstrated the ability to be proficient in heavy phones and appointment scheduling in a fast paced office.
  • Skilled in doing insurance claims.
  • Perform medical testing including retinal & corneal scans, visual fields, and retinal photos.
  • Tested and measured eye function to assist optometrist.
  • Administered diagnostic tests such as the Optomap, Optical Coherence Tomography, and conducted Visual Field Exams.
  • Color vision screening, depth perception, Auto-refraction, Retinal photos, NCT, Visual fields, dilate patients.
  • Color tests and depth perceptions.
  • Handle telephone calls and schedule patient appointments.
  • Performed patient pre-testing, including VF screening, Retinal screenings, Corneal Topography, fundus photography.
  • Established high standards for customer service in a professional Optometry setting.
  • Performed front desk tasks as needed.
  • Performed entrance tests, visual field testing and OPTOS imaging.
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as auto refractors.
  • Performed pre-testing of client vision via the autorefractor and the NCT (non-contact tonometer).
  • Educate patients on contact lens care.
  • Gained more experience in optical, customer service and sales experience.
  • Assisted in pre- screening patient using the visual fields equipment.
  • Measured intraocular pressure of eyes (glaucoma test).
  • Performed various tests (OCT, Visual Fields, Autorefraction, Fundus photos) on patients per doctors orders.
  • Assisted Optometrists with eye exams and specialty tests.

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Optometric Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    84.3%
  • Male

    13.7%
  • Unknown

    2.0%

Ethnicity

  • White

    74.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    15.7%
  • Asian

    7.5%
  • Unknown

    1.7%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    69.7%
  • French

    6.1%
  • Russian

    3.8%
  • German

    2.3%
  • Polish

    2.3%
  • Hindi

    1.5%
  • Mandarin

    1.5%
  • Tagalog

    1.5%
  • Chinese

    1.5%
  • Cantonese

    1.5%
  • Arabic

    1.5%
  • Vietnamese

    0.8%
  • Gujarati

    0.8%
  • Sindhi

    0.8%
  • Norwegian

    0.8%
  • Filipino

    0.8%
  • Italian

    0.8%
  • Portuguese

    0.8%
  • Japanese

    0.8%
  • Urdu

    0.8%
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Top Skills for An Optometric Technician

VisualAcuityAppointmentSchedulingVisualFieldsAutoRefractorOpticalCoherenceTomographyCustomerServiceMedicalHistoryEyeExamsOptosNon-ContactTonometerColorVisionExamRoomsDepthPerceptionNCTOptometryFrontDeskInsuranceClaimsGlaucomaPhoneCallsContactLensCare

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Top Optometric Technician Skills

  1. Visual Acuity
  2. Appointment Scheduling
  3. Visual Fields
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Tested the visual acuity of each patient to compare and contrast aided and unaided vision.
  • Monitored patient billing and record keeping, and supervised appointment scheduling.
  • Assisted in pre- screening patient using the visual fields equipment.
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as auto refractors.
  • Administered diagnostic tests such as the Optomap, Optical Coherence Tomography, and conducted Visual Field Exams.

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