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Top 49 Optometry Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Optometry Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Optometry Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.7% of Optometry Assistant resumes contained Appointment Scheduling as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Optometry Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Optometry Assistant:

1. Appointment Scheduling

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2. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Worked with Insurance companies to ensure proper validation of coverage.
  • Oversee the billing procedures and interact with insurance companies.

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3. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Experience in patient care including eyeglasses and CL dispensing.
  • Multi-tasked different responsibilities during patient care and office work.

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4. Eye Exams

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Here's how Eye Exams is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted medical histories, ocular coherence tomography, retinal photos, eye exams, visual field testing, etc.

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5. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured customer happiness with stellar customer service and demonstrated a high level of professionalism.
  • Job Description: Provided excellent customer service to all patients of Precision Vision Optometry.
  • Oversee front office operations and provide impeccable customer service.
  • Schedule appointments, answer phones and customer service.
  • Performed all initial patient pretesting prior to Optometrist Exam Handled all insurance billing, patient charting, and customer service.
  • Trained patients for proper lens handling and taught first-time contact wearers Scheduled appointments Customer services

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6. Contact Lens Orders

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7. Visual Fields

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Here's how Visual Fields is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in visual fields testing.
  • Tested patients visual fields, acuity, and auto refraction.
  • gauge, auto refractor and other apparatus for performing thorough preliminary testing, visual fields, and retinal photography.

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8. Exam Room Supplies

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9. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained patient confidentiality with medical records and insurance companies.
  • Updated medical records and maintained historical data.
  • Insured medical records compliant with insurance guidelines.
  • Transmitted correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
  • Maintain medical records, technical library and correspondence files.
  • Entered information into patients' medical records.
  • Reviewed medical records for completeness and filed records in alphabeticand numeric order.

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10. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Answered phone calls, scheduled appointments, maintained charts and greeted patients.
  • Returned phone calls to patients and pharmacies.

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11. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Front desk new patient activities and filing/retrieval of existing patient records.
  • Worked the front desk receptionist area of clinic business office.
  • Front Desk Clerk, Customer Services, Assisting patients, preparing charts,Filing and Making appointments.

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12. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Job responsibilities also included receptionists tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, taking messages, and directing mail.
  • Helped schedule appointments Responsible for scheduling appointments and answering the phones.

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13. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Inventory and order medical, lab, or office supplies or equipment.

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14. Patient Files

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Here's how Patient Files is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • File new patient files (visitations and history), as well as current patients.
  • Greet patients, answer multi- line phones, update patient files electronically.

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15. Frame Selection

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Here's how Frame Selection is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Worked with patient in vision therapy, assisted patient in frame selection and was responsible for adjusting and repairing glasses.
  • Assisted patients with proper frame selections, educated patients on how to care for lenses.
  • Helped patients with frame selection, ordered and dispensed glasses.
  • Assist on the sales floor with frame selection and fitting.
  • Assist patient in frame selection.
  • Assisted patients in frame selection, instructed on proper use and madeadjustments to eyewear.

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16. Medical Billing

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Here's how Medical Billing is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Filled out medical charts, scheduled appointments, performed bookkeeping,medical billing and verified insurance groups for authorizations.

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17. Data Entry

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18. Depth Perception

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Here's how Depth Perception is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Examine eyes using instruments to determine visual acuity, depth perception, color perception, visual fields and, auto refractor.
  • Assisted in testing for depth perception near and far acuity color perception macula integrity and visual field.

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19. Insurance Forms

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Here's how Insurance Forms is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Interviewed patients to verify documents, create case histories and create intake and insurance forms.
  • Perform general office duties, such as answering telephones, taking dictation, or completing insurance forms.

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20. OCT

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Here's how OCT is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Doctor with implementation of paperless exam program.
  • Assist Doctors and patients with Spanish translations regarding questions or concerns about their eye health and/or treatments.
  • Tracked sales and inventory.- Assisted doctor with testing and referrals.- Organized scheduling and daily production reports.
  • Assisted with initial screening and testing before patients were seen by the doctor.
  • Communicated regularly with both insurance companies and doctors' offices to assist customers.
  • Assist and aid the doctor by handling instruments and materials as necessary.
  • Assisted Doctor with exams, making appointments, and submitted insurance billing.
  • Served as a liaison between doctors and patients.
  • Assisted Doctors with eye patients and equipment.
  • Assist doctor with pre-testing using Auto-Refractor Machine.
  • Performed patient pretesting (VF's, fundus photography, topography and OCT's etc.)
  • interfaced with patients and doctors.
  • Operated auto-refractor and tonometer; prescreened patients, updated charts for doctor examination.
  • Neutralize prescriptions on eyeglasses Fit and adjust eyewear per doctors' prescription Cut down lenses to fit eyeglasses Verify insurance Schedule appointments

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21. Check Patients

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Here's how Check Patients is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Check patients in/ out- verify coding with insurance benefits.
  • Input patient demographics, check patients in and out.

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22. Diagnostic Tests

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Here's how Diagnostic Tests is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted diagnostic tests such as central and peripheral vision, color vision, equality and reaction prior to dilatation.
  • Conducted diagnostic tests Maintained accurate and organized records.

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23. NCT

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Here's how NCT is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Provide patient care by performing many different eye-related clinical functions.

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24. Vision Examination

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Here's how Vision Examination is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared the patient for the vision examination.

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25. Telephone Calls

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Here's how Telephone Calls is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Schedule patient appointments, update patient records, do filing and bookkeeping and field telephone calls from patients.
  • Created Patient records, filing, and retrieving, documenting and answering telephone calls.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls Filed information in patients files.

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26. Color Perception

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27. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored office supply inventory and equipment Take patient vital signs, blood pressures, temperatures.

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28. Pre-Test

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Here's how Pre-Test is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Performed pre-testing to include Visual Acuity, Tonometry, Visual fields, and Ocular Photography.
  • Pre-tested patients, checked patients acuity, near and distance.

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29. VSP

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Here's how VSP is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Answered phones and handled some billing to MVP, VSP and Medicare plans.

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30. Vision Therapy

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Here's how Vision Therapy is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Perform administrative and clinical duties to prepare patients for eye examinations and vision therapy.
  • Worked with the patient in vision therapy, including eye exercises.

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31. Computer System

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Here's how Computer System is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Performed upgrades and maintenance to internal computer systems.
  • Used multiple phone lines and navigated through different computer systems in order to schedule appointments and enter data quickly and efficiently.
  • Keyed in frame orders into computer system to send out for fabrication of lenses.

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32. Billing Information

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Here's how Billing Information is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Verified insurance and billing information.
  • Prepared billing correspondence and maintained database to organizebilling information.

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33. Medicaid

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34. Monthly Inventory

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35. Cleans Instruments

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Here's how Cleans Instruments is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Managed inventory of materials and cleans instruments and assisted in the fabrication of eye glasses or contact lenses.
  • Maintain inventory of materials and cleans instruments.

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36. Proper Care

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Here's how Proper Care is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed new contact lens wearers in proper care and techniques for insertion of lenses.

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37. Hipaa

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38. Submit Claims

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Here's how Submit Claims is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Obtain insurance pre-authorizations, and submit claims to insurance companies.

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39. Greeting Patients

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40. Monthly Statements

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41. Fundus Photos

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42. Credit Card Transactions

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43. Appropriate Person

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44. Appropriate Tests

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Here's how Appropriate Tests is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.

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45. Patient Procedures

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46. Direct Calls

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47. Bank Deposits

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48. Complete Documents

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Here's how Complete Documents is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Interviewed patients to complete documents, case histories, and forms such as intake and insurance forms.

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49. Medical Consultations

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Here's how Medical Consultations is used in Optometry Assistant jobs:
  • Scheduled and confirmed patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Optometry Assistant

Appointment Scheduling

23.7%

Insurance Companies

13.8%

Patient Care

10.8%

Eye Exams

7.6%

Customer Service

6.8%

Contact Lens Orders

5.5%

Visual Fields

3.9%

Exam Room Supplies

3.6%

Medical Records

2.8%

Phone Calls

2.8%

Front Desk

2.8%

Scheduling Appointments

2.3%

Office Supplies

2.3%

Patient Files

1.9%

Frame Selection

1.8%

Medical Billing

1.8%

Data Entry

1.7%

Depth Perception

1.5%

Insurance Forms

1.5%

OCT

1.2%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Optometry Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Appointment Scheduling 19.7%
2 Insurance Companies 11.4%
3 Patient Care 8.9%
4 Eye Exams 6.3%
5 Customer Service 5.6%
6 Contact Lens Orders 4.6%
7 Visual Fields 3.2%
8 Exam Room Supplies 3.0%
9 Medical Records 2.3%
10 Phone Calls 2.3%
11 Front Desk 2.3%
12 Scheduling Appointments 1.9%
13 Office Supplies 1.9%
14 Patient Files 1.6%
15 Frame Selection 1.5%
16 Medical Billing 1.5%
17 Data Entry 1.4%
18 Depth Perception 1.3%
19 Insurance Forms 1.3%
20 OCT 1.0%
21 Check Patients 1.0%
22 Diagnostic Tests 0.9%
23 NCT 0.8%
24 Vision Examination 0.8%
25 Telephone Calls 0.8%
26 Color Perception 0.8%
27 Vital Signs 0.8%
28 Pre-Test 0.8%
29 VSP 0.7%
30 Vision Therapy 0.7%
31 Computer System 0.7%
32 Billing Information 0.7%
33 Medicaid 0.6%
34 Monthly Inventory 0.6%
35 Cleans Instruments 0.6%
36 Proper Care 0.6%
37 Hipaa 0.5%
38 Submit Claims 0.5%
39 Greeting Patients 0.5%
40 Monthly Statements 0.5%
41 Fundus Photos 0.5%
42 Credit Card Transactions 0.5%
43 Appropriate Person 0.5%
44 Appropriate Tests 0.3%
45 Patient Procedures 0.3%
46 Direct Calls 0.3%
47 Bank Deposits 0.3%
48 Complete Documents 0.3%
49 Medical Consultations 0.3%
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