ophthalmic technician resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Expertise includes conducting eye tests, collecting measurements and documenting patient histories to complete smooth and efficient appointments. Successful at meeting patient needs and provide optimal eye care. Desire to take on new position with a growing team.

  • Ocular measurements
  • Preliminary testing
  • Medical history obtainment
  • Flexible
  • Communication
  • bilingual
Education and Training
Redlands Yucaipa ROP Redlands, CA, Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
Saratoga Hospital - Ophthalmic Technician
Wilton, NY, 02/2021 - Current
  • Perform a range of standard, but complex, diagnostic procedures with responsibility for checking calibration of instruments prior to the procedure.
  • Responsible for obtaining patient physical history, to include chief complaint; reason for visit; pertinent signs/symptoms; past history both ocular and general; family history both ocular and general; social history; and review of medications and allergies, including current ocular prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • Accurately tests visual acuity at distance and near, with and without correction or with and without a pinhole.
  • Measures eyeglass prescription using manual or automated lensometer, recording sphere, cylinder, axis, and prism in both plus and minus cylinder.
  • Performs pupil evaluation recording pupil size, shape, symmetry, reaction to light and accommodation, and any abnormalities, Including relative afferent pupillary defect.
  • Performs basic refractometry utilizing an auto refraction ,Instills eye medications ( drops or ointments, including anesthetic, dye, dilation, cycloplegic, or antibiotics.
  • Responsible for measuring intraocular pressure of the eye utilizing techniques, including Goldmann applanation tonometry , tonopen and icare.
  • Performs pachymetry to determine corneal thickness and manual keratometry or automated topography to determine corneal curvature.
  • Performs automated visual field testing using various perimetry machines.
  • Performance of external photographs and fundus photography. Performs optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the anterior segment, retina and optic nerve.
  • Performs patient screening and triage emergencies identifying ocular emergencies.
  • Performs patient screening and telephone triage for immediate care. Assists during clinic based ophthalmic surgery.
  • Educates patients and legal authorized representatives in eye care, including preoperative and postoperative instructions.
  • Ensures proper cleaning and disinfection; calibration, maintenance, backup, annual inventory and ordering of instruments, supplies and equipment; obtains quotes as needed; and reports needed repairs to biomedical engineering.
  • Authorized refills for patient prescriptions, keeping careful track of all medications and side effects.
  • Maintained smooth patient flow throughout facility, promoting efficient overall operations.
Premise Health - Eyecare Specialist
Scottsville, KY, 01/2019 - 01/2021
  • Process the order of lenses and frames for patients.
  • Greet and identify patients and visitors as they enter the optical and counsel on lens and frame options. Take accurate PD and segment height measurements. Confer with prescribing doctor to be sure they are educating the patients and documenting what is advised in both glasses and contact lenses.
  • Request frame inventory needs with the inventory manager as needed.
  • Review patient charts to ensure proper and complete documentation is noted in accordance with practice guidelines and provide patients with a copy of their RX for glasses and contact lenses through optical software as needed.
  • Work closely with prescribing physician to be sure patients are counseled on optical needs and the final RX is written in the chart appropriately. Always question anything that looks unusual for verification.
  • Maintain a neat and organized optical dispensary including cleaning displays and dispensing area regularly and request order of supplies as needed.
  • Schedule patients for appointments as needed.
  • Request insurance authorization and verify coverage
  • Receive payments from patients for services rendered and prepare and balance bank deposits daily.
  • File paperwork in patient charts.
  • Always be professional and courteous to all visitors and patients.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Monitor jobs to be sure there are minimal delays and monitor bimonthly jobs waiting for pick up by calling repeatedly and sending postcards.
US Vision - Optician
City, STATE, 06/2017 - 12/2018
  • Sold and recommended eyewear products, merchandise and services in retail and clinical settings in order to drive company revenue and meet customer needs.
  • Assisted patients and customers with choice of frames to best fit budgetary requirements and style preferences.
  • Scheduled appointments, verified insurance coverage, maintained accurate patient records and assisted with preliminary testing.
  • Instructed patients on insertion, removal, cleaning, care and proper handling of contact lenses.
  • Performed diagnostic evaluations, measured and documented vision, tested eye function and prepared examination rooms.
  • Took specific facial measurements, including optical centers of eyes, pupillary distance and temple length.
  • Wrote up detailed work orders specifying parameters for lenses and frames.
  • Pretested patients prior to optometrist examinations, including pressures, visual acuities and autorefraction.

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School Attended

  • Redlands Yucaipa ROP

Job Titles Held:

  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Eyecare Specialist
  • Optician


  • High School Diploma

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