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Ophthalmic Medical Technologists - 29-2099.05

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions and ophthalmic photography. Provide instruction and supervision to other ophthalmic personnel. Assist with minor surgical procedures, applying aseptic techniques and preparing instruments. May perform eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct patients in care and use of corrective lenses.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer (CDOS)
  • Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)
  • Ophthalmic Echographer
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (Ophthalmic Medical Tech)
  • Ophthalmic Photographer
  • Ophthalmic Sonographer
  • Ophthalmic Technologist (Ophthalmic Tech)
  • Ophthalmic Ultrasonographer
  • Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist (ROUB)
  • Surgical Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
  • Assess abnormalities of color vision, such as amblyopia.
  • Assess refractive condition of eyes, using retinoscope.
  • Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including surgery.
  • Calculate corrections for refractive errors.
  • Call patients to inquire about their post-operative status or recovery.
  • Clean or sterilize ophthalmic or surgical instruments.
  • Collect ophthalmic measurements or other diagnostic information, using ultrasound equipment, such as A-scan ultrasound biometry or B-scan ultrasonography equipment.
  • Conduct binocular disparity tests to assess depth perception.
  • Conduct low vision blindness tests.
  • Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.
  • Conduct tests, such as the Amsler Grid test, to measure central visual field used in the early diagnosis of macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diseases of the eye.
  • Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Conduct visual field tests to measure field of vision.
  • Create three-dimensional images of the eye, using computed tomography (CT).
  • Educate patients on ophthalmic medical procedures, conditions of the eye, and appropriate use of medications.
  • Instruct patients in the care and use of contact lenses.
  • Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
  • Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
  • Measure corneal curvature with keratometers or ophthalmometers to aid in the diagnosis of conditions, such as astigmatism.
  • Measure corneal thickness, using pachymeter or contact ultrasound methods.
  • Measure the thickness of the retinal nerve, using scanning laser polarimetry techniques to aid in diagnosis of glaucoma.
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Perform advanced ophthalmic procedures, including electrophysiological, electrophysical, or microbial procedures.
  • Perform fluorescein angiography of the eye.
  • Perform ophthalmic triage, in the office or by phone, to assess severity of patients' conditions.
  • Perform slit lamp biomicroscopy procedures to diagnose disorders of the eye, such as retinitis, presbyopia, cataracts, or retinal detachment.
  • Photograph patients' eye areas, using clinical photography techniques, to document retinal or corneal defects.
  • Supervise or instruct ophthalmic staff.
  • Take anatomical or functional ocular measurements, such as axial length measurements, of the eye or surrounding tissue.
  • Take and document patients' medical histories.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery.
  • Calculate numerical data for medical activities.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Instruct patients in the use of assistive equipment.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Monitor patients following surgeries or other treatments.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
  • Supervise medical support personnel.
  • Test patient vision.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Eye Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Apprentice, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Craftsman, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Helper, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Journeyman, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ophthalmic Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Opthalmic Surgical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Optometrist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Optometrist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Optometry (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Optometry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Optometry Apprentice, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Optometry Craftsman, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Optometry Helper, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Optometry Journeyman, Ophthalmology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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