Helps ophthalmology patients by providing information, services, and assistance.
- Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
- Checks condition of patients’ eyes by observing pupils, muscle, visual acuity, extraocular movements, blood pressure.
- Prepares patients for optometry examination by dilating their pupils; reporting patient history summary, changes in visual acuity, elevated extraocular pressure, or blood pressure to optometrist.
- Special testing such as OCT/Retinal Photos/ Visual Fields
- Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
- Counsels patients by transmitting physician’s orders, use of drops, and contact lenses
- Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
- Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
- Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
- Serves and protects the optometry practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
- Enhances optometry practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.