Occupational Employment Statistics
29-2057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
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.
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|Education and Health Services||1,330||$29.60/hr
- Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
- Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
- Take and document patients' medical histories.
- Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, tomographs, or retinoscopes.
- Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
- Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
- Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.
- Conduct visual field tests to measure field of vision.
- Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
- Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including surgery.