Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Ophthalmic Assistant is $16.73
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Assistants?
An entry-level Ophthalmic Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.59 based on 47 salaries. An early career Ophthalmic Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.34 based on 271 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Ophthalmic Assistants Do?
An ophthalmic assistant works as an assistant to either one ophthalmologist or a group of ophthalmologists. An ophthalmic assistant works directly with patients as well as with patient records in an ophthalmology office. In general an ophthalmic assistant meets with a patient before their scheduled appointment to take the patient's history concerning their general health and the health of their eyes. The ophthalmic assistant also usually asks patients if they have particular concerns they want …Read more