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Ophthalmic Technician

140

Statewide
Job Postings
242nd

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
680

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$14.72 - $20.63

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$13.95 - $20.66

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Ophthalmic Technician - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 140 job postings for the occupation of Ophthalmic Technician in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Ophthalmic Technician. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Ophthalmic Technician Do:

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

Common Job Activities:

  • Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Take and document patients' medical histories.
  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
  • Conduct visual field tests to measure field of vision.
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, tomographs, or retinoscopes.
  • Clean or sterilize ophthalmic or surgical instruments.
  • Measure corneal curvature with keratometers or ophthalmometers to aid in the diagnosis of conditions, such as astigmatism.
  • Take anatomical or functional ocular measurements of the eye or surrounding tissue, such as axial length measurements.
  • Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including surgery.
  • Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
  • Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
  • Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.
  • Conduct binocular disparity tests to assess depth perception.
  • Instruct patients in the care and use of contact lenses.
  • Assess refractive conditions of eyes, using retinoscopes.
  • Assist patients to insert or remove contact lenses.
  • Call patients to inquire about their post-operative status or recovery.
  • Assist patients to select eyewear.
  • Adjust or make minor repairs to spectacles or eyeglasses.

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