Ophthalmic Technician

University Ophthalmology - Chicago, IL
Posted: October 5, 2018

We are a general ophthalmology practice that provides outstanding medical and surgical care to patients in the Hyde Park and surrounding communities. 

Service to our community is a passion that we strive to cultivate in each of our employees.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Make introductions and establish rapport with patients. Initiate patient evaluation, documenting the chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems, and all pertinent ocular findings accurately and in accordance with compliance guidelines.


  • Perform pre-exam testing to include visual acuity assessment, including pinhole and glare testing, confrontational visual field testing, assess extraocular muscles, pupillary evaluation, tonometry, assess angles, pupillary dilation, and all other patient services as requested by the physician including special tests such as color vision screening, stereopsis, dry eye testing, and exophthalmometry.
  • Perform lensometry and specialized testing such as visual fields, keratometry, A/B scans, and ophthalmic photography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), Optical Biometry (IOL Master & Immersion), fundus photography, OCT, HVF and Pachymetry.
  • Perform retinoscopy and refractometry.
  • Assist with minor surgery procedures or laser treatments in the office.
  • Schedule surgical cases and/or in-office procedures; assist with insurance prior authorizations and requests for information.
  • Complete requests for prescription refills as authorized by physician, with full documentation in patient chart.
  • Educate patients regarding administration of medications and pre and post-operative instructions as directed by physician.
  • Conduct inventory of instrument supply on a regular basis.
  • Assist with maintenance of clinical examination equipment and with ordering of supplies.
  • Clean surgical instruments in preparation for sterile processing.
  • Inspect instruments periodically for damage, send for repair, and request a replacement as necessary.
  • Check temperature of medical refrigerator on a daily basis. Check expiration date and inventory of medications and replace as needed.
  • Open and close exam lanes daily, insuring that equipment is wiped down in an appropriate manner, battery powered instruments are seated properly in re-charge wells, slit lamps and projectors are switched off under covers. Follow all safety procedures as per guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, skill, and experience:

  • High school diploma required.  Associates or Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • One or more years of specialized ophthalmic experience is strongly preferred.
  • Completion of accredited training program as demonstrated by eligibility to obtain COA, COT and/or COMT certification from JCAHPO, is strongly preferred.
  • Position requires a great deal of initiative and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills as well as a neat and professional appearance.
  • Previous experience working with electronic health records and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel between practice locations as needed.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Willingness to obtain COA certification within one year of hire date if not currently certified.

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University Ophthalmology

University Ophthalmology

Chicago, IL

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