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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

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Optometric Technician does

  • Front desk duties included scheduling appointments on CHCS
  • Conducted visual field tests, OCTs and retinal photos.
  • Performed contact lens insertion and removal trainings.
  • Checked intraocular pressure and HVF testing
  • Administered diagnostic tests such as the Optomap, Optical Coherence Tomography, and conducted Visual Field Exams.
  • conduct the glaucoma test using the non-contact tonometer.
  • Color Vision Drop instillation Glaucoma work up.
  • Recorded and filed patient data and medical records.
  • Set up optometric computer system.
  • Meet monthly goal in sale of FDT's.
  • Process the office supply orders.
  • Keep HIPPA forms updated and complete.
  • Scan insurance cards and drivers license.
  • Performed patient pre-testing, including VF screening, Retinal screenings, Corneal Topography, fundus photography.
  • Trained new employees on multiple medical billing programs and data entry software.
  • Check patient peripheral vision using Fields machine.
  • Contacted insurance companies and called optical labs.
  • Schedule appointments and assist front desk.
  • Increase revenue by 15% patient compliance with OPTOS (retinal imaging) from 75 to 90%.
  • Assist patient in frame selections.

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Optometric Technician Career Paths

Optometric Technician
Optician Technician Team Leader
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Optician Technician Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Optician Technician Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Manager Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Manager Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Optometrist Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Optometrist Office Manager Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Optometrist Owner Vice President
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Patient Care Coordinator Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Patient Care Coordinator Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Billing Specialist Accountant
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Case Manager Clinical Manager
Clinical Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Supervisor Assistant Store Manager
Optical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Customer Service Supervisor Call Center Manager
Contact Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sales Leader Marketing Director Product Management Director
Chief Product Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Lead Technician Lead Consultant
Assistant Center Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Program Manager Deputy Director
Director, Customer Relations
6 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor President Field Director
Director Of Field Coordination
5 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for An Optometric Technician

  1. Patient Care
  2. Insurance Companies
  3. Visual Acuity
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided information to patients, family members and/or other medical professionals regarding patient care.
  • Mediated communication between insurance companies and optometrist through assessment of insurance eligibility and claim status.
  • Determined visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination.
  • Monitored patient billing and record keeping, and supervised appointment scheduling.
  • Work with the Auto Refractor and NCT and also Visual field test and dealing with customers.

Optometric Technician Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 5,697 Optometric Technician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Optometric Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

76.1%

Male

14.1%

Unknown

9.8%
Ethnicity

White

59.4%

Hispanic or Latino

18.6%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

69.3%

French

5.1%

Russian

2.8%

Hindi

2.3%

Polish

2.3%

Arabic

2.3%

Vietnamese

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Gujarati

1.4%

Mandarin

1.4%

Korean

1.4%

Tagalog

1.4%

Portuguese

1.4%

German

1.4%

Cantonese

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Sindhi

0.5%

Norwegian

0.5%

Filipino

0.5%

Italian

0.5%
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Optometric Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.6%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

8.2%

Kaplan University

6.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

6.1%

Everest Institute

5.6%

George Mason University

5.6%

University of Houston

5.0%

University of Central Florida

4.7%

University of Texas at Austin

4.4%

Broward College

4.1%

Keiser University

4.1%

Remington College

3.8%

Western Washington University

3.8%

The Academy

3.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.5%

Ashford University

3.5%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.5%

University of Texas at San Antonio

3.2%

University of Georgia

3.2%

Liberty University

3.2%
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Majors

Medical Assisting Services

13.5%

Business

13.2%

Biology

10.2%

Nursing

9.6%

Health Care Administration

9.1%

Psychology

7.1%

General Studies

4.8%

Optometry

4.0%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Medical Technician

3.3%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Communication

2.8%

Accounting

2.4%

Public Health

2.3%

Education

2.1%

Health Sciences And Services

2.1%

Cosmetology

2.0%

Sociology

1.9%

Dental Assisting

1.9%

Management

1.6%
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Degrees

Other

33.3%

Bachelors

31.9%

Associate

16.3%

Certificate

5.9%

Masters

5.5%

Diploma

3.7%

Doctorate

2.4%

License

1.1%
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