Ophthalmology Technician Salary
An Ophthalmology Technician earns an average wage of $15.46 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
|Salary||$21,895 - $53,262|
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|$25,425 - $51,857|
|Hourly Rate||$12.19 - $24.53|
|Overtime||$16.49 - $43.63|
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Job Description for Ophthalmology Technician
Most of the time, ophthalmology technicians work for ophthalmologists. They work under direct supervision of these doctors in performing many eye-related clinical functions on patients. They perform visual field testing, visual acuity measurement, care of contact lenses, prescription glasses fitting, and keratometry (manual or automated).Read More...
They assist ophthalmologist in minor ophthalmic surgery. They change eye dressings and instill eye drops (such as antibiotics, topical anesthetics, or glaucoma medications). They may have to administer oral medication as directed by ophthalmologists. They must be able to use ophthalmology instruments and troubleshoot minor problems. They must make sure that their instruments are clean and sterile. They must make regular maintenance of the instruments, in accordance with the manuals. They must make sure ophthalmology supplies are available all times. They order supplies from authorized vendors. They must have computer skills. Candidates must be willing to learn relevant software.
Employers require that their ophthalmology technicians have at least a high school diploma. They prefer candidates that have past work experience as ophthalmology technicians or have completed specialized coursework in the field from accredited trade schools or colleges. Some employers are willing to train new employees to become ophthalmology technicians. Ophthalmology technicians must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. They must be good listeners. They must have a good bedside manner. They must be reliable and friendly. They must keep their skills up to date by attending additional training classes and workshops and by reading relevant journals. They may have to train new ophthalmology technicians. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Ophthalmology Technician Tasks
- Assist ophthalmology patients by providing information and services; patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations.
- Counsel and educate patients by reiterating physician orders for eye care.
- Perform visual acuity testing and assist in minor office procedures.
- Record, review and verify patient information.
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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmology Technician
Pay by Experience for an Ophthalmology Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Ophthalmology Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ophthalmology Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmology Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 24 salaries. An Ophthalmology Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 8 salaries.
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