Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

What they do:

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

On the job, you would:

  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
  • Assess refractive conditions of eyes, using retinoscopes.
  • Assist patients to insert or remove contact lenses.
  • Call patients to inquire about their post-operative status or recovery.
  • Clean or sterilize ophthalmic or surgical instruments.
  • Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.
  • Conduct visual field tests to measure field of vision.
  • Instruct patients in the care and use of contact lenses.
  • Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
  • Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.




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