Ophthalmic Technician – Mineola – Mineola, NY 11514

About Us

OCLI is an innovative, world-renowned multi-specialty Ophthalmology practice. We have offices throughout Nassau and Suffolk County, Manhattan, Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as a surgery center in Westbury, NY, Norwalk, CT and Lehigh Valley, PA. Our practitioners are some of the most respected physicians in the region, earning their reputations as esteemed innovators and complication-solvers. Through our dedicated team of physicians and support staff, we deliver the highest quality, personalized eye care in comfortable and technologically advanced offices.

In response to the COVID-19 situation, OCLI is following enhanced
safety protocols consistent with guidelines put forth by the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect our patients and colleagues. Click here to learn about how we are keeping you safe.

We are currently looking for a dedicated, conscientious Ophthalmic Technician to join and advance within our growing practice! Experience is preferred but we will train the right candidate! Medical Assistants are welcomed to apply.

Summary: Tests and measures eye function to assist Ophthalmologist to diagnose and treat eye disorders and disease by performing the following duties.

Some of the benefits of joining our team include:

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement in the field of Ophthalmology

  • Reimbursement for study materials/exam expenses related to certifications for: Ophthalmic Scribe, Ophthalmic Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant and Ophthalmic Coding Specialist

  • Bonuses upon certification

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health Insurance options

  • Life insurance policy

  • 401K plan

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs and records initial history; including present/chief complaint, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, medications, allergies and drug reactions.

Tests and records patient’s far acuity, near acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception, and color perception.

Measures intraocular pressure of eyes (glaucoma test), including applanation.

Performs ancillary test such as lensometry, corneal topography, A scans, B scans, keratometry, manual refractions, fundus photography, slit lamp photography, specular misoscopy, and visual fields, (including central and peripheral vision); records results.

Transcribes physician’s dictation into patient chart when applicable.

Knowledgeable in ocular pharmacology such as anesthetics, steroids, antibiotics, mydriatics and cycloplegics, epinephrine, miotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.

Applies drops to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes.

Collects and processes specimens for appropriate laboratory testing.

Prepares and stocks exam rooms; assists with exam.

Triages emergency cases appropriately into physicians schedule, maintains patient flow.

Prepares patient and procedure room; assists ophthalmologist with in office procedures.

Performs first level maintenance on ophthalmic equipment and notifies office manager of any equipment malfunctions.

Utilizes as appropriate, infection control techniques and universal precautions.

Performs other tests and measurements as requested by Ophthalmologist.

Maintains confidentiality and professional demeanor at all times.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Patient Service – Manages difficult or emotional patient situations; Responds promptly to patient needs; Responds to requests for assistance.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively;

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to hours of work necessary to complete tasks; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Hours are determined by the offer letter and the needs of the organization. Position is in a medical office and shifts are scheduled around the needs of the practice, position regularly requires long and evening shifts, Saturday shifts are required on a rotating basis.

Education and/or Experience

One year certificate from college or technical school; minimum two years experience as an ophthalmic assistant or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.



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