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$17.72
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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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Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
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