Optical Assistant job in Harlow at British Jobs

Optical Assistant

Company: British Jobs

Location: Essex UK

Date Posted:Jan 26, 2017

Eye4Staff are a recruitment organisation providing staffing solutions in the optical profession throughout the UK. We are looking for an individual who is reliable, hard-working and keen to develop on their existing skills. A suitable candidate will be able to dispense at least single vision and multi-focals.As an Optical Assistant, youll usually be the first person the patient meets. Responsible for greeting the patient, the assistant creates a comfortable environment and then assesses the patient by administering a lifestyle questionnaire. The assistant files this information into the patients history. By making detailed notes for the optometrist, assistants help the optometrist diagnose the patient. Optical assistants prepare patients for tests by administering eye drops and directing patients to the appropriate machines or examination rooms. They perform simple diagnostic exams, such as measuring the dimensions of each eye during a contact lens fitting. They may also assist the optometrist during an eye examination if necessary, operating diagnostic machinery or interacting with the patient. Some optical assistants even assist the optometrist during surgery. Your administrative duties may include obtaining patients medical histories and filing them in the proper locations. Assistants also process payments and maintain records of transactions. You may also be expected to answer phones, schedule appointments, order optometric supplies and maintain the inventory. You may provide patients with fitted eyeglass frames and contact lenses. You might, for example, order lens prescriptions for patients as well as help patients select frames and adjust those frames until they fit comfortably. Youll also instruct patients on the use and care of contact lenses and spectacles.If you believe you are suitable for this role, apply online or call Konrad on Apply online only. View full job description
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