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Seek the Challenging Position of Senior Ophthalmic Technician
A highly talented Ophthalmic Technician with huge experience in physically producing eyewear involving grinding, finishing, and edging lenses, overseeing the application of various coatings to lenses, interpreting prescriptions and verifying them with lensometry, and assembling finished eyewear by inserting lenses into frames.
Summary of Qualifications
More than Twelve years experience as Ophthalmic Technician.
Remarkable ability to take patient history, evaluate patient problems and provide complete documentation in patient record.
Superb knowledge of ophthalmic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the visual system.
Great knowledge of refractive errors, diseases affecting the eye.
Remarkable knowledge and understanding of the effect systemic diseases such as diabetes have on the eye.
In-depth ability to develop and implement effective patient scheduling/appointment system and coordinate the flow or necessary documents and referral services.
Uncommon skills in performing ultrasound A-Scan, B-Scan and biomiscroscopy for detection of tumors, retinal detachments, iris tumors and other pathological problems.
Excellent knowledge of the principles of first-aid treatment for ocular and other medical emergencies.
Great knowledge of ophthalmic medications and proper instillation of topical eye drugs and application of eye dressings.
Sound knowledge of ophthalmic equipment and sterilization techniques.
Profound skills in acquiring accurate medical histories, measuring and recording visual acuities, performing lensometry, refractometry, tonometry, keratometry and other ophthalmic tests with children and adults.
Great knowledge of infection control principles in order to disinfect and sterilize equipment and to operate autoclave.
Excellent ability to work under pressure of busy workload.
Sound interpersonal skills to establish and maintain comfortable and cooperative working relationships with physicians, patients and co-workers.
Solid skills in working independently with minimal direction.
Uncommon ability to work as a team member in a busy private practice.
St. Michael Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 2003 - Present
Ophthalmic Technician - Supervisor
Supervise three Hospital Lab Technicians and an Administrative Assistant.
Act as back-up for Senior Ophthalmic Technician in her absence.
Under the supervision of physician, participate in patient care including history, diagnostic vision tests and visual field examinations.
Triage and screen emergent phone calls and walk-in emergencies.
Perform non-repetitive complex and specialized tasks involving established methodologies used in patient care requiring extremely great skill.
Responsible for maintaining timely and courteous patient flow.
Organize and oversee stocking each examination room.
Teach and train technicians and staff as required on new equipment and procedures.
Ensure adherence to HIPAA regulations.
Sparkle Eye Inc., Tarrytown, NY 1997 - 2003
Performed preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, central and peripheral visual field tests; ocular motility tests; color vision tests; pharmacological pupil tests; tonometry, tonography and tensilon tonography tests to determine intraocular pressure and pupil testing for size, equality and reaction prior to dilation.
Examined the cornea, lens and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal.
Measured acuity of patient, with and without glasses, for distance and near vision; obtained optical and lensometry measurements to determine lens prescription and corrected acuity problems; recorded findings on patient chart.
Obtained topographical measurements of the eye to include corneal diameter and curvature; assisted the physician to fit patients with contact lenses and to evaluate lens fit with a bio-microscope; instructed patients on the proper techniques used in caring for, inserting and wearing contact lenses.
Directed the flow of patients examined by an Eye Center physician; obtained medical and personal data for patient charts; screened patients for conditions excluding ocular examination; arranged for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician; alleviated patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment.
Screened walk-in patients, emergency patients and telephone calls from patients and referring physicians to determine appropriate physician and priority of appointments. Administered Electro-retinogram, Electro-oculogram tests and specular microscopy examinations to patients.
Calibrated and maintained all instruments used including, but not limited to bio-microscopes, lensometer, keratometer, tangent screen, slit lamp and tonometers; cleaned and stocked consultation rooms and microbiology laboratory with drugs and other supplies as needed.
Sterilized and set up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures; assisted with minor office surgery, laser treatments and operating room surgery as required.
Assisted the physician in the preparation of routine microbiological specimens and in various research studies. Performed other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Sparkle Eye Inc., Tarrytown, NY 1992 - 1997
Ophthalmic Technician Trainee (under the supervision of an experienced Ophthalmic Technician)
Read and interpreted prescriptions from eye specialists.
Located and marked optical centers and axes on lens blanks and made calculations to grind lenses to specifications.
Ground and polished the surface of the lens by setting grinding and polishing machines.
Tested polished lenses for accuracy.
Applied protective coatings and non-reflective material to lenses and applied heat and chemical treatment to glass lenses to harden them if required.
Shaped and fitted lenses to spectacle frames.
Repaired damaged and broken spectacles.
Cut and polished contact lenses to prescription requirements.
Education and Professional Training
Certified Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
New York University, NY Associate Degree in Ophthalmic Technology (1996)