Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Certified Ophthalmic Technician Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Certified Ophthalmic Technician to join our team.


  • Performs tests as ordered by the physician such as visual field testing, A Scans, pachymetry, corneal topography, BAT, Wavescan, Lenstar and Verion;
  • Charts all medical data and testing results in patient’s EHR;
  • Restocks and cleans exam rooms after patient care. Conducts area sweeps during and at the end of day. Closes rooms at the end of clinic;
  • Documents the patient history and all screening and testing results for review by the physician to be included in the medical record;
  • Teaches ophthalmic skills to medical and ophthalmic assistants and ophthalmic scribes as needed;
  • Provide patient counseling regarding proper use of medication. As needed, distributes approved pre- and post-op guidelines;
  • Dilate patient per physician orders, maintains knowledge of ophthalmic medications and their reactions;
  • Refill prescriptions through ERX system;
  • Dependable transportation as travel to multiple clinic locations is required.


  • Position requires a great deal of initiative and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Reliable vehicle and ability to travel between offices;
  • Preferred COA, OSC, graduate of an ophthalmic training program, or specialized ophthalmic experience;
  • Given the level of training and experience required in this position, the employee will be expected to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong customer service values, as well as a neat and professional appearance are mandatory;
  • Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories; ensures charts are updated and accurate;
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrates experience and ability to work in a fast-paced clinic environment;
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease and ocular medications;
  • Perform general duties and other functions as required or assigned;
  • At least 3 years of experience in a clinical setting preferred;
  • Must be proficient with computer and related software programs;
  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills; strong communication skills and organizational skills required;
  • Working knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology, medical terminology, sterilization techniques, and basic eye care;
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.