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Optician

Company: Key-whitman Eye Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The role of the Optician is to work collaboratively with the clinic physicians by assisting clients with fittings for eyeglasses and contact lenses in accordance with the prescription. This position requires excellent customer service skills and efficient communication with patients, physicians and other staff members. Must be flexible in work assignments and schedule, demonstrate commitment to ongoing training and uphold to the highest ethical principles of maintaining confidentiality. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The essential functions of the Optician include, but are not limited to the following: Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance and optical centers of eyes using measuring devices.
Assist clients in selecting frames that coordinate with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
Recommend eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings and sell sunglasses and other goods related to their optical needs in general.
Obtain customers previous records to assist in re-making glasses or lenses
Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses
Verify lenses have been ground to specification
Reshape frame to fit customer properly and comfortably
Fix, adjust and refit broken frames
Educate clients about adapting to, wearing and caring for their eyeglasses
Educate clients on inserting, removing and caring for contact lenses
Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders and payments.
Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales and submitting patient insurance information
Arrange and maintain displays of optical merchandise MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES) Some optical experience preferred, ABO certified desirable but not required
Ability to operate lensometers and other equipment
Manual dexterity and ability to do precision work
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient in EMR and computer literacy
Create and provide a positive, accountable and inspired work environment
Well organized and attentive to detail PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without supervision. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Note This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Keywords: Key-whitman Eye Center, Arlington , Optician, Other , Arlington, Texas

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