Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Doctor of Optometry Graduate with over nine years of successful experience in refracting wide range of patients and examining ocular health via dilated fundus examination. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in Optometry industry. Strengths in refractive skills and ocular disease evaluation/treatment backed by training in Optometry. Enthusiastic Doctor of Optometry eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of various clinical record keeping software such as NextGen and more, and training in pre/post operative care. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the field of Optometry.

Expected in 08/2021 Doctor of Optometry | Optometry Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus), Elkins Park, PA GPA:
Expected in 07/2015 Masters of Optometry | Optometry Aston University, Birmingham, UK, GPA:
Expected in 04/2011 Bachelor of Science | Biology University of Western Ontario, London, ON, GPA:
Work History & Clinical Experience
03/2020 to Current Student Doctor Renown Health | Sparks, NV,
  • Implemented therapeutic regiments involving medications and other interventions to mitigate symptoms and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Teamed with other physicians, specialists and health care providers to provide well-rounded care for complex cases.
  • Identified alternative pain control methods to avoid use of opioids and other overly-abused narcotics.
  • Thoroughly examined patients and elicited medical history data to use in assessing health and identifying conditions.
  • Interviewed patients concerning physical complaints, discussed symptoms, asked questions and suggested treatment options.
  • Provided medical care and treatment for patients presenting with ocular trauma, glaucomatous damage and life-threatening conditions, regularly performing full eye exams and special testing such as OCT, B scan US and other procedures.
  • Monitored patients recovering post-operatively from cataract and glaucoma procedures.
  • Engaged with other professionals, including Ophthalmologists to impart knowledge and discuss best treatment courses.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms to understand conditions and begin diagnostic processes.
  • Conferred with specialists to obtain expertise on patient conditions and referred individuals in need of additional care.
  • Order and interpret various tests such as MRI, CT scans, and blood work for further evaluation of systemic conditions with ocular manifestations.
  • Wrote medical prescriptions, detailing side effects and possible adverse reactions to keep patients informed and alert of potential issues.
  • Administered high level of care to patients though active listening, open-ended questioning.
  • Identified serious conditions and emergency situations and immediately referred to hospital for prompt care.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients suffering from chronic conditions including dry eyes, glaucoma and various optic neuropathies.
  • Leveraged expertise to assist patients in addressing routine infections as well as more complex concerns facing specific populations.
  • Practiced base medicine in various facilities, providing diagnosis and treatment for every patient.
  • Treated and monitored care of over 200 geriatric patients at local long-term care facility.
08/2017 to 07/2018 Ophthalmic Technician Wal-Mart | Bismarck, ND,
  • Operated ophthalmic equipment for patient eye examinations and prepared patients for examinations and surgeries.
  • Explained pre- and post-operative procedures to patients and carefully reviewed surgical plans.
  • Performed lensometry and sit-lamp examinations.
  • Measured and recorded visual acuity and color vision testing.
  • Adjusted fit and conducted minor repairs to eyeglasses as part of patient fit process.
  • Measured intraocular pressure using Goldman and Tonopen tonometry process.
  • Instructed patient in care of use of various types of contact lenses, demonstrating insertion, removal and cleaning.
  • Conducted Goldman and Humphrey Visual Field Testing as part of overall vision evaluation.
  • Measured corneal curvature using keratometer to determine axis and extent of astigmatism.
  • Instilled anesthetic drops and assisted in laser treatments and minor procedures.
  • Conducted corneal pachymetry as screening for Keratoconus, LRI surgery and glaucoma.
  • Applied eye medications and drops to dilate pupils in preparation for examinations.
  • Used Lensometer to measure and record lens power of existing prescriptive spectacles.
  • Triaged phone calls from patients and outside contacts and handled in order of importance.
  • Conducted binocular disparity tests to assess depth perception.
  • Reviewed inventory levels to check medications and other materials, placed orders and restocked supplies to meet forecasted needs.
  • Worked well with patients, staff and manufacturer representatives to carry out successful office- and patient-related work each day.
  • Provided patients with detailed instructions for pre- and post-op care under physician supervision to promote healing and optimal recovery strategies.
  • Promoted positive and smooth patient flow throughout facility, encouraging more efficient operations and boosting patient satisfaction.
  • Identified issues during preliminary exam and addressed concerns with physician.
  • Directed patients to exam rooms for initial evaluations and intake, including history, medication and symptom documentation, to aide physicians with carrying out efficient appointments.
  • Assessed patients for eye issues and checked visual acuity, color plates and papillary function.
  • Cleaned or sterilized ophthalmic or surgical instruments.
07/2015 to 04/2016 Optometrist Boots Opticians | City, STATE,
  • Leveraged full field of optometric instruments and equipment to determine patient visual acuity, amplitude of accommodation and refractive state.
  • Referred patients with indications of pathological condition to ophthalmologist for additional examination.
  • Maintained sanitary work environment by disinfecting equipment, disposing of used supplies and cleaning exam rooms.
  • Conducted monthly inventory of eyeglasses frames and prescription contact lenses, maintained stock levels and submitted orders to vendors.
  • Leveraged NextGen software to process patient information to facilitate access to accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Calculated proper prescription employing formulas for single corrective lenses, contact lenses, prisms, aniseikonia and aphakic lenses.
  • Prescribed eye treatment and corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses to align with patient diagnosis.
  • Prepared, justified and submitted annual optometry budget based upon estimates of space and equipment needs and projected workload.
  • Performed ophthalmology research and stayed abreast of new developments to treat eye disorders.
  • Incorporated ophthalmometry for high astigmatic diagnosis.
  • Interviewed and examined patients with full range of vision problems and consulted medical charts to assist with diagnosis.
  • Examined, diagnosed and managed diseases and disorders of eyes and associated structures.
  • Conducted fundus examination through biomicroscopy by viewing with fixed lens and camera.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Actively listened to customers, handled concerns quickly and escalated major issues to supervisor.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Developed team communications and information for meetings.
01/2015 to 06/2015 Optometry Student Derriford Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Completed 40 hours providing essential ocular services to patients of all ages such as diagnostic exams, differential and tentative diagnosis.
  • Measured patients’ visual acuity, contract sensitivity and checked the internal and external ocular health.
  • Examined and diagnosed patients with glaucoma using the Goldman Applanation tonometry to check Intra-ocular pressure.
  • Examined the optic nerve using dilated indirect binocular ophthalmoscopy.
09/2014 to 10/2014 Optometry Student Birmingham Children Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Completed over 20 hours of providing appropriate advice for children’s
    parents on diagnosis, treatment required and prognosis of ocular conditions.
  • Observation of Recession and resecting strabismus for visual and cosmetic
    reasons performed by a specialized ophthalmologist.
01/2014 to 03/2014 Optometry Student Solihull Hospital- Ophthalmology Center | City, STATE,
  • Completed over 50 hours observing consultations to patients with various ocular
    conditions such as Macular degeneration, optic neuropathies and corneal
    dystrophies regarding treatment, prognosis and improving quality of life.
  • Observed ophthalmic professionals performing different ophthalmic surgeries
    such as cataract phacoemulsification, Trabeculectomy, orbital tumor removal
    and corneal graft.
  • Diagnosed and managed 3rd, 4th, and 6th nerve palsies and many other oculo-
    movement disorders under the supervision of both a specialized ophthalmologist
    and an orthoptist.
06/2013 to 08/2013 Optometry Student Boots Opticians | City, STATE,
  • Completed over 6 weeks placement examining the vision of patients and
    diagnosing ocular disorders to accurately prescribe appropriate glasses and
    contact lenses.
  • Patient consultation on prescription glasses and patient education on how to
    maintain healthy eyes with accurate vision.
09/2009 to 04/2010 Linguistics Research Assistant University Of Western Ontario | City, STATE,
  • Helped teachers recognize learning issues evidenced in one-to-one support instruction.
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness before submission for grading.
  • Recorded grades for coursework and tests in online reporting system.
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 40 by reviewing lesson teachings and assignments.
  • Organized and guided activities for students, including skills practice, research and memorization tasks.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Worked with lead teacher to monitor class schedule and take attendance.
  • Reviewed lesson material with students individually or in small groups.
  • Performed special tasks such as presentation preparations and mentoring to help students with special needs learn and grow.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.

    Merit Award - Aston University | 02/2014

    Honors Student - Aston University | 06/2012 to 07/2015

    Honors Student - Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University | 05/2019 to 05/2021

  • Manual refractions
  • Chart documentation
  • Ophthalmic equipment expertise
  • Laster surgery assistance
  • Visual prescreening
  • BAT and CST testing
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Amsler grid testing
  • Color vision assessment
  • Medical history documentation
  • Surgical care
  • Reading comprehension
  • Collaboration
  • Analytical skills
  • Compassion
  • Troubleshooting

American Optometric Association

Association of Optometrists
College of Optometrists
General Optical Council
Optic Society

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  • University of Western Ontario

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