Duties of an Optical Assistant

Optical assistants handle a combination of clinical and clerical duties.

Optical assistants handle a combination of clinical and clerical duties.

Whether you call her an optical assistant, an optometrist assistant or a paraoptometrics assistant, you know this medical professional as the woman who gets your eye doctor appointment started. Depending on the practice size, she may greet you at the counter, administer preliminary tests and a vision check before the optometrist or ophthalmologist examines your eyes. Then, before you leave, she helps you to find frames that fit and look great.

Clerical Duties

Clinical Duties

Training and Certification

Job Outlook and Salary

2016 Salary Information for Medical Assistants

 

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