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Job Title: Optometric Technician

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Optometric Technician to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for performing various tasks to assist the optometrist in providing excellent eye care services to our patients. The Optometric Technician will be responsible for conducting preliminary eye exams, performing diagnostic tests, and assisting with contact lens fittings.


  • Conduct preliminary eye exams, including taking patient history and measuring visual acuity
  • Perform diagnostic tests, such as tonometry, visual field testing, and retinal imaging
  • Assist with contact lens fittings, including teaching patients how to insert and remove lenses
  • Prepare patients for exams and assist the optometrist during exams
  • Maintain accurate patient records and update electronic health records
  • Clean and maintain equipment and instruments
  • Order and maintain inventory of supplies and contact lenses
  • Provide exceptional customer service to patients


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience as an Optometric Technician or similar role preferred
  • Knowledge of eye anatomy and common eye diseases
  • Ability to perform diagnostic tests and use specialized equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and reach

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Optometric Technician

What is the best way to find and hire a Optometric Technician near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Optometric Technician applicants. Employers posting their Optometric Technician job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Optometric Technician applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Optometric Technician are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 14 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Optometric Technician positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Optometric Technician role?
SMS has 90% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Optometric Technician job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Optometric Technicians are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 151% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Optometric Technician applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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