Optometry Technician in Imo, Nigeria

Industry
Healthcare / Medical
Specialization
Engineering
Minimum Qualification
Professional Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Summary

  • The Optometric Technician is considered a paraprofessional role. In this career, your work is done under the supervision and guidance of an optometrist.
  • As a technician, your main duty will be to help the optometrist with eye examinations.
  • Your job duties will also involve assisting with patient eye care and examination, helping with the maintenance of patient records and handling some technical duties involving equipment and eyeglass preparation.

Responsibilities

  • Help prepare patients before an examination
  • Gather medical history information
  • Explain the exam process and administering tests to determine the visual capabilities of a patient
  • Perform therapy exercises or procedures with a patient under the direction of an Optometrist
  • Record keeping
  • Inventory within exam rooms/laboratory
  • Keep notes during an examination
  • Assist with minor repairs of broken or damaged glasses
  • Educate patients on how to care for their contact lenses or glasses
  • Advise during frame selection
  • Take measurements for the preparation of lenses
  • Minor maintenance and repair for examination equipment or other office equipment

Basic Qualifications

  • The individual must have a minimum of a Optometry Technician Certificate with current license
  • 1-2 years of experience
  • The individual must be computer literate

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Productive and quality focused
  • Drive to continue learning throughout career
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