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The Department of Ophthalmology is the only academic eye institution in the region offering the most advanced treatments across all areas of eye care. With world class clinicians, surgeons, scientists and staff dedicated to excellence, and providing the best possible patient care to prevent, treat and cure eye diseases, they have excelled for more than 25 years. The Department of Ophthalmology sees over 120,000 patients a year with almost 5,000 surgeries.
Under supervision of chief optometrist and lead optometrist, performs general assistance in optometry procedures: taking history, visual acuity, color vision, stereo vision, refractive error measurement, keratometry, potential acuity measurement, topography, OCT, brightness acuity test, spectacle and contact lens measurement. contact lens training in insertion and removal, and related services. In addition, will organize and stock exam rooms and contact lens area. Will order and dispense contact lenses.
Demonstrated experience working as a optometry technician.
Ability to take patient history, evaluate patient problems and provide complete documentation in electronic medical record.
Proven ability to perform visual acuity, measurement of refractive error, color vision, stereovision, topography, OCT, BAT, PAM, and related tests.
Ability to measure spectacle lens power, and rigid gas permeable lens power, radius, and diameter.
Ability to train and educate patients to insert, remove, and care for soft, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid contact lenses.
Proven ability to obtain insurance authorization for contact lens services, and stock contact lens inventory, contact lens solutions, and supplies.
Ability to train and educate patients, staff, residents, medical students and general community regarding optometry clinical services and procedures, hospital procedures, and necessary patient instructions.
General knowledge of ophthalmic diseases, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in order to carry out all functions.
Strong ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public and medical personnel.
Knowledge of (and high standards of) laboratory hygiene, biohazard handling, and universal precautions.
Knowledge of professional dress code.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
May need to travel to satellite clinics.
Must be able to work various hours and days based on department needs.
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