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Optician

Company: Key-whitman Eye Center
Location: Mesquite
Posted on: November 13, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThe 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 RESPONSIBILITIESThe 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 lensesPrepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglassesVerify lenses have been ground to specificationReshape frame to fit customer properly and comfortablyFix, adjust and refit broken framesEducate clients about adapting to, wearing and caring for their eyeglassesEducate clients on inserting, removing and caring for contact lensesMaintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders and payments.Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales and submitting patient insurance informationArrange and maintain displays of optical merchandiseMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES)Some optical experience preferred, ABO certified desirable but not requiredAbility to operate lensometers and other equipmentManual dexterity and ability to do precision workStrong communication and interpersonal skillsProficient in EMR and computer literacyCreate and provide a positive, accountable and inspired work environmentWell organized and attentive to detailPHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe 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.NoteThis 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, Mesquite , Optician, Other , Mesquite, Texas

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