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Job:Ophthalmic Assistant - Amsterdam, NY

Title Ophthalmic Assistant – Amsterdam, NY
Categories Full Time
Location Amsterdam, New York
Job Information

Position Summary:

The candidate selected for this position will help to develop a center of excellence for a state-of-the-art optometric practice within extremely busy optical retailer.

We are seeking an full-time ophthalmic assistant or optometric assistant for a company that is involved in providing patients with comprehensive eye health exams via Ocular Telehealth technology.

Candidate must have an upbeat positive personality, is articulate, maintain excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to grow in an evolving professional services, and support of new cutting edge ophthalmic technology.

Position is located in Amsterdam, New York.

Preferred Duties of Ophthalmic Technician:

  • Patient registration and intake via EMR
  • Patient scheduling and coordination
  • Interfacing with optical retailer Proper medical history taking
  • Knowledge of common eye diseases and symptoms
  • Measure visual acuities at distance and near utilizing the appropriate test
  • Perform preliminary screening test and be able to recognize and record abnormalities
  • Ophthalmic instrument technique
  • Maintain proper documentation
  • Conduct  Autorefractions, Lensometry, Manual Refractometry, Visual field, Retinal imaging
  • Calibration and maintenance of each instrument and machine


  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience as an Ophthalmic Technician
  • Manual Refractometry skill preferred, but not required
  • Basic office equipment and computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated interest in quality improvement
  • Bi-lingual a plus, but not required
  • Flexibility to work weekends

What We Offer (FTE):

2 weeks’ vacation accrued during the first year of employment.
5 sick/personal days
Paid Holidays
Health benefits with company contribution for single coverage
Dental benefits
401KAmeriflex FSAAnnual pair of eyeglasses with exam

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