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Certified Ophthalmic Assistants provide support to eye doctors by completing the following duties: collecting patient information, preparing and administering medication, maintaining ophthalmic instruments, helping with basic procedures, and performing ocular measurements. Those interested in a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant position should be able to demonstrate the following skills in their resumes: basic ophthalmic knowledge, recordkeeping, good communication abilities, computer competences, multitasking, and being able to follow instructions. Most example resumes make display of a high school diploma and certification through a professional organization.

For more information on what it takes to be a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, check out our complete Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Job Description.

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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Specialized in efficient patient work ups, including obtaining a complete patient medical and ocular history, visual acuity, manual lensometry and keratometry, assessed intraocular pressure using Tono pen, I-care and applanation, manifest refractions, pupil assessment, motility, confrontational visual fields and scribing.
  • Performed special testing including Pachymetry, Topography, OCT, Humphrey Visual Fields, A-scan immersion and IOL Master.
  • Maintained patient flow for physicians in an efficient manner.
  • Proficient in EMR/EHR as well as paper chart documenting.
  • Specialized in patient interaction to inform patients of their diagnosis, conditions and procedures, and/or surgical intervention needed.
  • Setup sterile field with instrumentation and assisted physicians with intra ocular injections and minor surgical procedures.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
2

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (c.o.a.) & Lasik Counselor

  • Educated patients regarding refractive surgery marketing and patient education for refractive procedures
  • Coordinated surgeries and the involved paperwork for multiple locations and types of procedures
  • As a C.O.A. performed preliminary testing upon clinical patients to prepare them for the physician (see skills and qualifications)
  • Planned and used marketing tools and provided community outreach (health fairs etc.) to capture refractive procedure candidates
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
3

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (coa)

Direct patient care which included history taking and vision testing, autorefractions, obtaining ICARE measurements, BAT testing, color testing and stereo testing

  • Primarily in charge of all Visual Field testing, OCT scans, pachymetry, topography and Fundus Photography
  • Also primarily in charge of all contact lens ordering and dispensing, CL revenue inventory and trial lens inventory, and all VSP insurance claim processing for contact lenses.
  • Assisted registration when needed in telephone triage and scheduling appointments
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Surgical Technology
4

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Evaluated patients for mainly glaucoma, cataract surgery, and refractive surgery
  • Educated patients on proper contact lens technique and hygiene
  • Set up for in office procedures, ie: chalazion, YAG laser capsulotomy and iridotomy
  • Evaluated patients for military entry
  • Prescribed drops to patients under provider through Allscripts
  • Helped administration with booking appointments and triage
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Biology
Ophthalmic Course 4v031
5

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Assisted with preparing patients for exams, including auto refractions, manifest refractions, lensometry, pressure checking, motility, corneal readings, etc.
  • Performed diagnostic testing such as Visual fields, Ocular coherence tomography, Specular microscopy, Fundus photos, Pachymetry.
  • Transcribed with physicians.
  • Assisted in training of future ophthalmic technicians.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Business
6

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Measure for intraocular lenses to be used in cataract surgery by use of an A-scan ultrasound, manual keratometry, pentacam and specular microscopy.
  • Complete pre and post operative charts for cataract surgery and blepharoplasties.
  • Perform patient's preliminary eye exam for the Ophthalmologists and Optometrists which includes obtaining complete medical history, vision acuity, EOM's, CVF's, application tonometry, color and stereo testing, checking pupils, and properly documenting all information into the electronic health record.
  • Scribing for the doctors during their examination.
  • Assisting in minor treatment procedures as needed.
  • Training of new staff and providing the Clinical Manager feedback on the employee's progress.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Business Management
7

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Assist with laser and instruments for refractive surgery
  • Certified through LENSAR to assist with LENSAR laser operation for cataract surgery
  • Obtain chief complaint and past medical history from patients
  • Perform Pentacam, OCT, Wavescan, OPD, IOLM Master, Manual A-scan, Cassini, Visual Fields, and Lipiview
  • Assist with IPL's
  • Daily chart audits to check for billing and technician errors
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Medical Administrative Assistant
8

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant II

Gathering information needed for the doctor to perform a full eye appointment work up.

  • Having the instruments prepared for the doctor for various in office procedures.
  • Assisting in special testing needed for the patient to help the doctor with his findings.
  • Taking and replying to the doctor's messages and refilling prescriptions as needed.
  • Daily restocking rooms.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
HS
Prerequisites
9

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Maintain and set up patient rooms, Utilize PC to enter and retrieve patient data, assist with patient and family education, Refractive Screenings
  • History taking, vision, IOP, manifests, auto refractions, administer drops, pupil evaluations, CVF, Amsler Grids evaluation, motility, keratometry, color plates evaluations, order lab work per MD request, applanation
  • Assist with intravitreal (Avastin, Lucentis, & Eylea) injections, assist in ocular plastic minor procedures, assist in PRK, LASIK, and Cross Linking
  • Humphrey VF, Cirrus OCT, Fundus Photos, Pentacam (Corneal Topography, Immersion & Contact A-Scans, IOL Master, B-Scans, UBM, Pachymetry, Tonopen, Specular Microscopy, Wave Scan, calibrate machines, sterilize and clean instruments
  • Assist in Staff Scheduling, train new technicians, order supplies, take care of call backs and disability forms
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Psychology
10

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Coordinate patient flow.

  • Prepares patient for physician.
  • Ability to obtain chief complaint and history of present illness.
  • Instill ocular medications.
  • Measure intraocular pressure by tonopen and applanation tonometry.
  • Maintain ophthalmic equipment.Prepares patients for injections.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
C
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program
AS
Associate of Science

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