Ophthalmic Technician

The Akstein Eye Center Ophthalmic Technician will provide a wide variety of technical assistance to faculty, fellows and residents.  Examples of duties include being fully proficient in manual refractometry, taking and recording patient history; performing initial ophthalmic testing of patients; measuring and recording distance and near vision; measuring corneal curvature; performing color vision testing; performing lensometry; measuring pupillary reaction, Worth 4 dot test, stereopsis testing and measuring ocular motility; performing applanation tonometry; assisting physicians during examinations; scribing; preparing for, setting up and assisting in minor surgical procedures including lasers; applying eye dressings; performing OCT and Pentacam imaging; and other ophthalmic technician responsibilities.


·         Working up patients

·         Develop a great patient rapport

·         Data entry

·         Opening and closing of exam rooms

·         Assisting with office surgery

·         Giving postoperative instructions,

·         Sterilization of surgical instruments

·         Following up and answering patient questions

·         Instruct patients on proper contact lens placement and usage

·         Process patients quickly and efficiently

·         Provide the highest quality of customer service

·         Proficient in the utilization of all ophthalmology equipment

(OCT, Retina Camera, Visual Field, Goldmann tonometry, OPD, IOL master, etc.)