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Optometric Technicians

Job specification

The military is also investing millions in health care benefits of the soldiers in military bases all over the globe. One of the health services is Optometry or Vision Care. The organization sees to it that eyesight and vision of the soldiers is taken cared off properly as they might affect their performance of duties. Optometric Technicians provide vision care.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Optometric Technicians in the military organization include:

• Take charge in using ophthalmic instruments to directly care for patient’s needs

• Conduct screening tests to properly identify real causes of eye problems

• Take orders for eye glasses as prescribed by licensed Optometrists

• Take charge in fitting of patients eye glasses

• Conduct repairs on glasses so that cost can still be minimized

• Direct in placing eye drops on patients with care

• Records case study of patients and file these records

Ideal traits

The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes geometry, algebra and geometry. Other helpful subject matters also include:

• Highly skilled in effective communication so that proper assessment to clients is met, as well as understanding of the job is fully achieved in the process

• Enthusiasm in projects which requires detailed information

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience on related jobs include:

• Contact lenses and glass fittings

• Helpful strategy on vision testing so that understanding of the job is highly achieved

• Proper care and maintenance of optometric instruments to maintain its brittleness and shine

Work atmosphere

The Optometric technicians work in optometry clinics in military bases.

Non-military employment

The civilian Optometric technicians work in private optometry clinics, private firms selling eye glasses, including government offices. Their works are similar only to that of the military.

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