Eye Care Technician

Job Description

As an Eye Care Technician (aka Ophthalmic Tech), you'll work in a fast paced environment. You will interact closely with patients, your teammates and doctors.

What an Eye Care Technician Does

  • Discusses health history with the patient and carefully records information provided

  • Takes measurements of the eye

  • Completes a variety of diagnostic vision testing

  • Evaluates eye muscle movements

  • Administers eye drops

  • Communicates findings with the doctor

  • Records the doctor's findings and notes in the patient's electronic medical record

  • Communicates with patients throughout their visit and in follow-up settings

  • In some cases, assists with procedures

What is the career path for an Ophthalmic Technician?

St. Luke's offers paid, classroom training to help you in your journey to becoming a technician.

Once on the job, you can begin to earn credentials through JCAHPO, the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.

  • The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is the first in a series of designations for eye care technicians. This credential assures the technician's knowledge in 19 specific areas.

  • The Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) is the next level. This credential is for the professional who intends to advance their career in the eye care field. It tests 19 additional skill areas.

  • The Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) follows the COT and is a designation that confirms 17 additional content areas that are performed daily on the job.

  • The Ophthalmic Surgical Assisting (OSA) credential confirms knowledge and skill related to instrumentation necessary to assist in ophthalmic surgical suites.

What are some of the focus areas of an Ophthalmic Technician?

There are a number of roles for technicians within the clinic, some requiring advanced experience or skill. A few of these include:

  • Work Up Technician

  • Right Hand Technician

  • Surgical Coordinator

  • Biometrist

  • Diagnostic Technician

Attributes necessary to be an Ophthalmic Technician

  • Professional demeanor

  • Desire to learn

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting

  • Conscientiousness regarding safety and comfort of the patient

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

  • Diplomacy

  • Willingness to assist as needed throughout the workday

We offer open interviews. Learn more at www.stlukeseye.com/jobs. 

Company Description
St. Luke's is a world-renowned ophthalmic practice with five locations in the gulf coast region of Florida and one in The Villages. The St. Luke's name is known not only for excellence in cataract surgery results and patient care but also for providing rewarding careers to employees in the communities we serve. Our offices are found in places where many people vacation, so if you're seeking a new job with a Florida lifestyle where you have the chance to learn new skills every day and get to work alongside some of the best doctors and support staff in the world, you've come to the right place.

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