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Ophthalmic Technician

San Luis Obispo, California
USD19.00 to USD24.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
The Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for attending to patients in a timely and professional manner while providing a first-class customer service experience with all patients. The Ophthalmic Technician performs measurements and tests that provide the physician with the information needed to arrive at a diagnosis and to prescribe treatment. This position may see patients for any PES provider within their skill set.


Greet all patients and guests with highest level of customer service and care and in accordance with company standards. Anticipate and address service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank others with genuine appreciation. Treat each patient with respect by greeting them by name, introducing yourself, and ensuring that the patient understands tests, procedures, and the process during the exam.
Obtain complete patient histories including chief complaint, past ocular/medical history, family medical/ocular history and history of allergies and medications.
Perform ophthalmologic tests including visual acuity, applanation tonometry, pachymetry, visual fields, corneal topography, OCTs, lensometry, and other tests as directed within the prescribed timeline.
Assist with patient pre- and post-op counseling, procedure set up, and performing in office procedures. Obtain consents when needed.
Calibrate diagnostic equipment per manufacturer guidelines.
Instrument sterilization as needed.
Participate in trainings and meet requirements for Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures, HIPAA compliance and Protected Health Information.
Ensure opening and closing of special testing rooms. Maintain stocking of exam lanes and maintain order in work areas.
Ensure company COVID-19 protocols are followed.
Other duties as assigned

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The requirements below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge of ophthalmology terms, conditions and clinical flow preferred.
Professional verbal communication skills, demonstrating ability to educate patients in a friendly and positive manner.
Ability to clearly document activities in Electronical Medical Records system preferred
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to move between and progress tasks forward.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Typing, Computer and Data entry

High school diploma or equivalent.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Certification Preferred

PAY: $19 - $24 per hour DOE
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  • Job Reference: 1010174121-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Pacific Eye Surgeons
  • Location: San Luis Obispo, California
  • Salary: USD19.00 to USD24.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent