- Perform thorough routine eye inspections including visual acuity measurement, refractions, Eye pressure measurement, etc
- Identify the patient’s visual alertness, field of vision, and hand-eye coordination.
- Diagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness and color blindness.
- Promote eye health by teaching patients about proper eye care techniques.
- Prescribe corrective lenses and medications.
- Contact lens fitting and Focimeter use.
- Take detailed medical histories for all patients, including current and past prescription medications
- Provide pre-and post-operative care to patients undergoing eye surgery—for example, examining a patient’s eyes the day after surgery.
- Clearly document diagnosis and treatment plan, including referrals, therapeutic prescriptions, and long-term medical management, in patients’ charts.
- Maintain communication with Nurses and support staff in order to optimize quality clinical care and service.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience Required
- Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) Degree.
- Current license to operate.
- Demonstrates leadership qualities.
- Able to work in a stressful situation.
- Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Participate in the implementation of patient education, clinical support, and community outreach programs.
- Must be able to evaluate the results of a variety of diagnostic tests and decide on the best course of treatment for a patient.
- Must be able to clearly explain eye care instructions to their patients, as well as answer patients’ questions.
- Customer service oriented with excellent analytical and communication skills.
- In-depth knowledge of eye-related disorders, conditions, and treatment.
- Flexible, team player, and critical thinker.