Optometric Technician

eyecarecenter OD - Rocky Mount, NC (30+ days ago)

Full-timeEstimated: $26,000 - $37,000 a year

Refractive Optometric Technician

A Refractive Optometric Technician is a valuable asset to an Optometrist as they assist in providing excellent patient care to the patients during their visit. A Refractive Optometric Technician is able to handle a wide range of duties while using optical equipment to perform the initial testing needed to prepare a patient for an exam with an optometrist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide exceptional customer service during every patient encounter (in person or via phone)

Display a professional attitude, greet patients promptly with a smile, and thank them when they leave

Practice urgency at all times with patient’s time, as well as doctor’s time and schedule

Comply with all company policies and procedures including HIPAA

Operate manual lensometer, auto-lensometer, autorefractor/keratometer, retinal camera, visual field, GDX or OCT

Follow scripting for testing equipment (photos, visual fields, visual activity, etc.)

Clean all examination equipment including tonometer tip

Set phoropter to patient RX or re-set to plano (per doctor’s request)

Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, diseases, symptoms and ocular medications

Perform refractions under the supervision of an Optometrist. Checks pupil response for accommodation, direct light stimulus, indirect light stimulus for pathological conditions, and records findings

Checks ocular motility (EOM’s) and confrontational fields

Evaluates anterior chamber angles pre-dilation

Pre-dilates patients appropriately per Doctor preference

Performs contact lens checks under the supervision of an Optometrist

Performs contact lens insertion and removal training. Discusses contact lens wear schedule and contact lens care

General office duties and cleaning to be assigned by Manager

Other Skills and Abilities

Reliable transportation that would allow employee to go to multiple work locations with minimal notice

Ability to work weekends when applicable

Desire to gain industry knowledge and training

Demonstrates initiative in accomplishing practice goals

Consistently creating a positive work environment by being team-oriented and patient-focused

Commitment to work over 40 hours to meet the needs of the business

Ability to interact with all levels of employees in a courteous, professional manner at all times

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Education and/or Experience

AA Degree preferred; Minimum three-years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Certified Optometric Technician or equivalent training/work experience.