Optometry Technician

at Kurz Solutions (view profile)
Location Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Date Posted October 9, 2018
Category Optometry
Job Type Full-time
Internal Job ID 18-00137


Optometry Technician
World Class Community Environment

The Community - Oak Grove, KY
The City of Oak Grove, Kentucky, just off Interstate 24, is located on the boundaries of Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. We are less than four hours from Atlanta, Louisville, St. Louis, Memphis and Nashville. Oak Grove has a population of approximately 9,000 and is noted to be one of the fastest growing cities in Kentucky. Our quiet rural community is most popularly known as "The Hometown of Fort Campbell", conveniently nestled outside the gates of the 101st Airborne Division. We are definitely proud of our 101st Screaming Eagles. Oak Grove is a constantly changing mix of long-time residents and new neighbors, and whether you just arrived from Albany or Zimbabwe, you are welcome here. In addition, Oak Grove is surrounded by outdoor recreational areas, museums, music venues, antique stores, small-town festivals and more.

Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell is a "World Class Community" and is home of the Screaming Eagles, of the 101st Airborne – the Army’s only Air Assault Division. Fort Campbell lies on the Kentucky - Tennessee border between the towns of Hopkinsville Kentucky and Clarksville Tennessee. Clarksville, TN and Hopkinsville, KY are patriotic communities. American flags flying from many poles, and yellow ribbons serve as a reminders of those away defending our freedoms. As Fort Campbell Soldiers deploy and return from missions around the world, families, loved ones and the community greet them warmly.

POSITION OVERVIEW (duties include but are not limited to)

  • Perform work in support of the Optometry Service
  • Optometry Technician receives each patient and his/her medical record and in process each patient on the computer, records the reason for the Optometry visit and medical and visual history of each patient. Measures the distance and near visual acuities with and without glasses/contacts; measures the glasses prescriptions (to include all types of bifocals), records the results of measurements, records contact lens parameters, conducts an automatic refraction and records results.
  • Conducts various color vision tests (PIP,100 Hue, D-15,etc), various depth perception test(Verhoeff, Randot, Stereo Circles,etc), monocular amplitude of accommodation test, and confrontation field test and records results.
  • Conducts and records central and peripheral visual fields.
  • Takes anterior and posterior ocular photographs for patient records
  • Trains new contact lens patients on the insertion, removal, relocation and care of hard and soft contact lens.
  • Identifies ocular emergencies and refers to the attending Optometrist.
  • Identifies Ocular burns and begins irrigation immediately.
  • Prepares spectacle orders from the Optometrist’s prescription to include transposing prescriptions, selecting the proper frame size, and style, proper bifocal and bifocal height and decentration, proper temple size and places order on the computer for transmission to the optical fabrication laboratory.
  • Adjusts and repairs military eyewear using optical tools and heating units.
  • Assist medical clerk in clinical and appointment functions of CHCS.
  • Register patients for clinic visits, making patient appointments, recording telephone messages.
  • Assists medical clerk with patient check in and appointments as needed.
  • Files patient records, prescriptions and eyewear within the clinic.
  • Uses Spectacle Request Transmittal System to order eyewear.
  • Responsible for use and proper working condition of special equipment used by Optometrist.
  • Perform limited first echelon maintenance and minor repair, otherwise arranges for maintenance services, examples of equipment include, Autorefractor, Non-Contact Tonometer, Lensmeter and other routine medical equipment.
  • Assist with ordering expendable and non-expendable supplies used in the Optometry clinic.
  • Assures adequate stocking of supplies in clinic exam/screening rooms.


  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Completion an Optometry Technician course certified by the American Optometric Association.
  • Must have certification as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA), this requirement may be waived by the Department Chief on a case by case basis.
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience within the last two (2) years as an Optometry Technician.
  • Current Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) through in-classroom training.
  • Must have knowledge of ocular anatomy, ophthalmic optics, refractive conditions, eye pathology and ocular emergencies.
  • Must have the ability to triage and handle ocular emergencies.
  • Must have the ability to operate numerous instruments to conduct diagnostics eye test.
  • Must have the ability and knowledge to correctly apply diagnostic ophthalmic pharmaceuticals to patient’s eye.
  • Must have the ability to operate optical hand equipment for adjustment and measurement of eye wear and contacts.
  • Must have the ability to use computers for ordering eye wear an patient processing.
  • Must have the knowledge, skill and ability to adapt techniques and established procedures to particular assignments.
  • Must have the ability to recognize commonly encountered test results or patient reactions that indicate a need for further evaluation.

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