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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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Optometric Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.8%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

6.8%

Northern Virginia Community College

6.8%

Kaplan University

6.2%

University of Houston

5.6%

University of South Florida

5.0%

Ashford University

5.0%

Broward College

5.0%

Liberty University

5.0%

Texas State University

4.3%

University of Central Florida

4.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.3%

Hinds Community College

3.7%

Montclair State University

3.7%

University of Texas at San Antonio

3.7%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.7%

George Mason University

3.7%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

3.7%

Western Washington University

3.7%

Palm Beach State College

3.7%
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Majors

Business

14.1%

Medical Assisting Services

12.4%

Biology

9.1%

Health Care Administration

8.6%

Nursing

7.6%

Psychology

7.5%

General Studies

5.2%

Criminal Justice

4.0%

Optometry

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.3%

Medical Technician

3.1%

Health Sciences And Services

2.7%

Sociology

2.7%

Education

2.5%

Communication

2.4%

Public Health

2.3%

Elementary Education

2.2%

Accounting

2.2%

Ophthalmic And Optometric Support Services

2.1%

Early Childhood Education

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

36.7%

Bachelors

31.0%

Associate

15.4%

Masters

6.2%

Certificate

5.8%

Diploma

2.2%

Doctorate

2.0%

License

0.7%
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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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