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Ophthalmic Assistant

The Ophthalmic Assistant is responsible for functioning as an assistant to an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist, providing basic direct patient care and performing pre-testing of patients.

Job Relationships

Reports directly to the Operations Manager.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of visual acuity testing, pupillary evaluation and diagnostic tests. Administer eye medications and irrigating solutions under the supervision of the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist.
  • Obtain basic medical history and chief complaint from patients including past ocular, medical, family and social history utilizing the Eye Institute's electronic medical record system.
  • Order ocular testing. Perform basic diagnostic skills and testing, which may include manual/auto lensometry, VEP testing, pachymetry, keratometry, visual fields, contact lens instruction, tonometry and fundus photography.
  • Clean and stock exam rooms and nursing station. Complete order forms for replenishment of supplies.
  • Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
  • Provide excellent customer service and adhere to Springfield Clinic's Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.
  • Education/Experience
  • High school diploma required.
  • Licenses/Certfiicates
  • Current CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines.
  • Ability to take and pass a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant examination within the first two years of employment.
  • Knoweldge, Skills and Abilities
  • Possess general medical knowledge. A basic understanding of ocular anatomy and diseases, familiarity with ophthalmic medications, contact lenses and glasses preferred.
  • General knoweldge of medical equipment and instrument maintenance and calibration.

Working Environment

Medical clinic environment.

PHI/Privacy Level



Medical Assistants


High School or Equivalent

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$30,000.00 - 46,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Springfield, IL 62701, US