OPTICAL TECHNICIAN (UT HEALTH RGV MULTISPECIALTY)
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
Scope of Job:
To provide full-service outpatient care for newly written eyewear
prescriptions, assist the Optometrist in the outpatient setting,
perform adjustments in equipment refraction as indicated, and
participate in patient teaching in proper use of spectacles and
Description of Duties:
• Assists Optometrist within the outpatient setting.
• Assists clients with insertion, removal, care and education of
• Uses lensometers or lens analyzers to determine current lens
prescriptions for clients.
• Assists clients to select appropriate frames and in the
style/color desired and coordinates frames & client
measurements to the optical prescription. May require making
specific recommendations to client based on the received
prescription. Advises clients in proper wearing and care for
• Uses appropriate technology to take client measurements including
bridge & eye size, vertex distance, pupillary distance, temple
length, optical eye center for glass size.
• Prepares work orders and communicates with optical laboratories
that relate to the grinding & mounting of lenses for the chosen
• Verifies finished lens/frames match the optical prescription
& order placed. May require verification from prescribing
optometrist/ophthalmologist. Documents same as instructed.
• Makes adjustments to frames/lens position to fit a client’s
facial structure, shape or reshape frames by heating, shaping, or
bending plastic & metal frames as required for proper
• Arranges and maintains optical merchandise displays. Maintains
and tracks all inventory by regular ordering and purchases.
Verifies all merchandise received and properly submits quantity
receipts. May assist in submitting client insurance for
• Maintains records of client prescriptions, payments and work
orders sent to laboratories.
• Sells contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses, and other stocked
optical merchandise. Maintains records of all sales and submits
them to revenue cycle as indicated. Maintains data on inventory and
• May be required to provide coverage at other clinical sites as
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Special supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff, if given.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
One (1) year of optometry office experience with associated retail
Bilingual (English - Spanish)
Use of standard office equipment. All optical equipment including
lensometer and all other optical equipment as required for office
practice. Inventory management with documenting received
merchandise and managing merchandise display. Use of inventory
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.
Skills in optometry generally obtained by on the job training and
optometry office settings. Knowledge of lensometers and associated
eye equipment commonly used in the outpatient office. Excellent
customer service skills. Bilingual, preferred. Ability to
multi-task, maintain organization within the work setting, and
function within a team setting.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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