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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

  • $50,318

    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.
  • Prepare and file insurance claims.
  • Perform medical testing including retinal & corneal scans, visual fields, and retinal photos.
  • Authorize insurance benefits and review with patient.
  • Performed various diagnostic tests on patients.
  • Obtain an accurate patient history.
  • Administered diagnostic tests such as the Optomap, Optical Coherence Tomography, and conducted Visual Field Exams.
  • Assess abnormalities of color vision, such as amblyopia.
  • Mastered contact lens patient care.
  • Color tests and depth perceptions.
  • Keep HIPPA forms updated and complete.
  • Performed patient pre-testing, including VF screening, Retinal screenings, Corneal Topography, fundus photography.
  • Verify and bill insurance companies.
  • Served as Optometric Technician to four Doctors of Optometry.
  • Performed contact lens insertion and removal trainings.
  • Performed entrance tests, visual field testing and OPTOS imaging.
  • Provide patients with contact lens training.
  • Performed NCT and Pachymetry testing (as required.)
  • Prepare and file patient charts.
  • Use of NCT and Auto refractor.

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Optometric Technician Career Paths

Optometric Technician
Optician Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Billing Specialist Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Realtor Leasing Consultant
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Front Desk Coordinator Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Chiropractor Assistant Recruiter Career Counselor
Career Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Consultant Founder And Chief Executive Officer Vice President, Product Management
Chief Product Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Instructor Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Ophthalmic Technician Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Manager
Clinical Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Ophthalmic Technician Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Nursing Director
Consultant Nurse
10 Yearsyrs
Patient Coordinator Sales Consultant Internet Sales Manager
Customer Relations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Ophthalmic Assistant Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical Manager
Director Of Rehabilitation
8 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Service Coordinator Service Director
Director Of Support Services
10 Yearsyrs
Front Desk Coordinator Billing Specialist Medical Coder
Health Information Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Ophthalmic Assistant Office Manager Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Optometrist Optician
Optical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Manager Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Optician Technician Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Optometric Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

84.4%

Male

13.5%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

58.2%

Hispanic or Latino

19.4%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

69.6%

French

5.9%

Russian

4.4%

German

2.2%

Polish

2.2%

Hindi

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Tagalog

1.5%

Chinese

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Vietnamese

0.7%

Gujarati

0.7%

Sindhi

0.7%

Norwegian

0.7%

Filipino

0.7%

Italian

0.7%

Portuguese

0.7%

Japanese

0.7%

Urdu

0.7%
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Optometric Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.2%

Northern Virginia Community College

7.6%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

7.0%

University of Houston

5.8%

Kaplan University

5.8%

Ashford University

5.2%

Liberty University

5.2%

University of Central Florida

4.7%

Broward College

4.7%

University of South Florida

4.1%

University of Texas at San Antonio

4.1%

Texas State University

4.1%

George Mason University

4.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.1%

Saint Petersburg College

4.1%

Hinds Community College

3.5%

Montclair State University

3.5%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.5%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

3.5%

Western Washington University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

13.8%

Medical Assisting Services

12.0%

Biology

8.8%

Health Care Administration

8.5%

Nursing

8.1%

Psychology

7.7%

General Studies

5.4%

Criminal Justice

4.0%

Optometry

3.9%

Liberal Arts

3.4%

Medical Technician

3.4%

Education

2.6%

Health Sciences And Services

2.6%

Communication

2.5%

Sociology

2.4%

Public Health

2.2%

Management

2.2%

Elementary Education

2.1%

Accounting

2.1%

Early Childhood Education

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

36.6%

Bachelors

31.1%

Associate

15.5%

Masters

6.1%

Certificate

5.7%

Diploma

2.3%

Doctorate

2.0%

License

0.9%
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Top Skills for An Optometric Technician

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  1. Insurance Companies
  2. Scheduling Appointments
  3. Visual Acuity
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Communicated with insurance companies to determine verification of patient insurance eligibility, benefits, deductible, and co-payments.
  • Uphold business relationships with hospitals by patient referrals and scheduling appointments.
  • Determined visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination.
  • Performed duties including: Assisting with eye exams, preliminary testing and contact lens insertion and removal classes.
  • Skilled in using NCT machine, Visual Field machine, and Auto Refractor.

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