Ophthalmic Technician

Whitson Vision - Indianapolis, IN
Posted: September 12, 2017

Ophthalmic technicians do tasks that the eye doctor can delegate to others. Mostly, they are information gatherers and facilitators. They do measurements and tests that provide the doctor with the information needed to arrive at a diagnosis and to prescribe treatment.  They also assist with documentation and patient services. Some ophthalmic technicians assist with surgical procedures. Here is a list of common tasks performed by technician:

  • History taking
  • Visual acuity measurement
  • Refractometry (measurements for the glasses prescription)
  • Tonometry (measure eye pressure)
  • Measure pupil size and reactivity
  • Test and measure eye muscle function
  • Visual field testing
  • Corneal thickness measurement
  • Corneal curvature measurement
  • Corneal topography
  • Retinal nerve fiber layer measurement
  • Retinal thickness and topography
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • A and B-scan ultrasonography
  • Assist with contact lens fitting, and patient instruction
  • Prepare for and assist with in-office procedures
  • Surgical assisting

Our expectation at Whitson Vision is that these tasks will be performed in a professional and efficient manner.  We expect our staff to treat our patients with kindness and dignity while offering them premium eye care.  Clear and consistent communication between departments is of great importance as well.  


Whitson Vision

Whitson Vision

Indianapolis, IN

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