Ophthalmic Technologist III

Rochester, NY


Performs complex technical assignments which are broadly outlined, require theoretical insight and interpretation, and allow latitude for planning and modifying methods and techniques. Exercises a high degree of skill, judgment, and an understanding of the principles and methodology of a technical field. Also provides basic diagnostic testing and imaging. An Ophthalmology Tech III working with a physician will be spending most of the time working with patients and supporting physicians as indicated below.


Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, Visual acuity projector, Lensometer, Automated refractor, Pupillometer (at refractive center), Tonopen, Color plates (HRR & Ishihara), HVF machine, Corneal topographer (Orbscan), Pachymeter, PAM machine, Laser interferometer machine, BAT (Brightness Acuity Tester)


  • Gathers necessary information for the physician, initial patient screening works up and assessment and performs certain diagnostic testing required to properly care for the patient in accordance with any eye related problems and the sub-specialty they may be working in.

  • Obtains, performs or checks: ocular history, vital signs, visual acuity, neutralize glasses, automated refractions, pupillary exams, confrontational fields, ocular motility, intraocular pressure

  • Humphrey Visual Field. Corneal topographies for corneal measurements associated with contact lens fittings, corneal disease or surgical management on the orbscan. Uses a pachymeter to measure corneal thickness. Possesses basic contact lens knowledge and the ability to insert and remove contacts lenses or teach a patient insertion and removal techniques and contact lens care. Performs specialized visual acuity testing including a potential acuity meter (PAM), laser interferometry (LI) and brightness acuity tester (BAT).

  • Performs clinical-clerical office duties including: scheduling, request forms, printing up results, ordering contact lenses, and related administrative activities deemed necessary by the department. Stocks rooms according to practice needs

Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma plus training/coursework in optometry, ophthalmology or related field required; or

  • High school diploma plus 1 year of closely related clinical experience;

  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • CPR or obtain CPR certification; ocular anatomy and physiology, basic tonometry, ophthalmic equipment maintenance and simple repairs. Understands ocular injuries and urgent care.

  • Possesses basic ocular pharmacology knowledge of drops and medications used for eye examinations. Identifies the purpose of these commonly used medications including proper administration, dosage, durations, common side effects, and know hospital policy about shelf life of these medications

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 19.00 - $ 24.70 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Medical Faculty Group
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 092 Ophthalmology Optical
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM