An optical assistant works in an optometrist's office and primarily assists with clinical and clerical duties. Optical assistants must have a keen eye for and attention to detail as they sort, scan and copy important medical documents. Communication is also a key component for this position. This job requires the ability to interact with patients, medical professionals and billing organizations on a daily basis. Understanding how to manage time and multiple tasks at once is a must for this position. In addition, being fluent in more than one language is also considered a plus for this role.
Optical Assistant Tasks
Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.
Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.