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The average pay for a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is $18.09 per hour.

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Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $16.59 - $21.29
Overtime $26.45
Annual Data $0$44K
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$34,834 - $44,123
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

A certified ophthalmologist assistant (COA) provides professional medical and administrative help for eye physicians in a clinical setting. They perform tasks such as muscle testing, refractometry, vision exams, and recording eyeglass prescriptions for patients. Interacting with patients is essential for this position, as an ophthalmologist assistant places patients in the appropriate room and prepares him or her for the appointment. A COA is also expected to clean equipment, surgical instruments, and exam areas regularly to prepare the environment for each patient. Ophthalmologist assistants are called to execute diagnostic testing to examine clients that suffer from eye and vision abnormalities and injuries. In addition, the COA may also administer medicine to a patient and assist with the surgical process if needed.

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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Tasks

  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist ophthalmologist with office patient procedures.
  • Coordinate patient care and influx of patients.
  • Provide technical ophthalmic and administrative assistance.

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Q: What is it like working as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)?

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Springfield:
"COAs."
Pros: Helping the patients. Having weekends off.
Cons: The stress.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Traverse City:
"It may be hard, but it's worth it!"
Always give 110%. Really listen to the patient and treat them like your loved one. Be efficient. Listen to and be open to constructive feedback. Ask how you can do your job better. Nobody likes a know it all. Be a team player. Ask how you can help. There will be plenty of high stress days, short on staff, extra work-in's etc, learn not to complain. Instead be an encourager, in doing so, you'll be encouraged too and it makes the day go by that much better. Before you know it, it's not just a job, it's a way of life.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Middletown:
Pros: Help people get better vision.
Cons: To see people suffer of losing their sight.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in McKinney:
"Expand your knowledge."
Learn all you can. Attention to detail is of importance.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Los Angeles:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Wonderful boss.
Cons: Below average pay.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Sidney:
"No doctor in, no work."
Be thick skinned.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in El Paso:
"That State Employees Do Not Make As Much As Private Practice."
To continue their education to move to next the level.

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
10-19 years
64%
20 years or more
27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
10-19 years
64%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: