Mar 02, 2023

Ophthalmic Technician

  • Engage Partners, Inc.
  • Setauket- East Setauket, NY, United States

Job Description

Ophthalmic Technician

The Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for the tests and measures of eye functions to assist Ophthalmologist to diagnose and treat eye disorders and disease.


· Performs and records initial history; including present/chief complaint, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, medications, allergies and drug reactions.

· Tests and records patient's far acuity, near acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception, and color perception.

· Measures intraocular pressure of eyes (glaucoma test), excluding applanation.

· Performs ancillary test such as lensometry, corneal topography, A scans, B scans, keratometry, fundus photography, slit lamp photography, specular microscopy, and visual fields, (including central and peripheral vision); records results.

· Transcribes physician's dictation into patient chart when applicable.

· Knowledgeable in ocular pharmacology such as anesthetics, steroids, antibiotics, mydriatics and cycloplegics, epinephrine, miotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.

· Applies drops to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes.

· Collects and processes specimens for appropriate laboratory testing.

· Prepares and stocks exam rooms; assists with exam.

· Triages emergency cases appropriately into physician’s schedule, maintains patient flow.

· Prepares patient and procedure room; assists ophthalmologist within office procedures.

· Performs first level maintenance on ophthalmic equipment and notifies office manager of any equipment malfunctions.

· Utilizes as appropriate, infection control techniques and universal precautions.

· Performs other tests and measurements as requested by Ophthalmologist.

· Always maintains confidentiality and professional demeanor.

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