This position is responsible for basic ophthalmic and diagnostic testing, prescribing and fitting glasses, contact lens and/or low vision aids and ensuring the delivery of patient care in an effective manner.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs procedures as directed by the physician or supervisor which may include testing visual acuity, tonometry, lensometry, ocular motility, pupil assessment, color vision, topography, visual field testing, pachymetry, keratometry, objective/subjective refraction and stereo acuity.
Obtains patient information, updates patient history and determines purposes of visit
Records data into patient’s electronic medical record
Refers gathered information to ophthalmologist for further examination, diagnosis or treatment.
Prescribes, supplies, fits and adjusts eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.
Educates and counsels patients on insertion, removal and care of contact lenses.
Educates and advises patients on proper use of low vision aids.
Oversees incoming contact lens and low vision orders ensuring accuracy and timely delivery to patients.
Consults with and refers patients to an ophthalmologist or other health professional when additional medical treatment is determined to be necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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