Optometric Technician

The University Eye Center (UEC), an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center within the State University of New York, College of Optometry is seeking an optometric technician with specific experience working with a wide range of contact lenses including soft, gas permeable, and specialty designs for cosmetic and medically necessary wear indications.  The individual must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills to assist us with the following responsibilities:

  • Assist faculty, residents and interns assigned to patient care with respect to contact lenses;
  • Teaching contact lens insertion and removal techniques to patients;
  • Providing patients with proper lens wear and care information and assisting patients with questions regarding their orders;
  • Ordering and processing contact lenses (order, verification, preparation, dispensing, following up on late and/or back ordered lenses);
  • Acting as a liaison with contact lens suppliers to facilitate the order/receipt of contact lenses; and,
  • Working with the billing staff to ensure proper coding and billing for contact lens services and materials.

The individual must possess the ability to grasp information quickly, have an understanding of insurance vision plans/authorizations for medically necessary contact lenses, and perform independently within UEC guidelines.   A minimum of one year experience in working with a wide range of contact lenses (including insertion and removal) is required.  Bilingual skills preferred.  Nextgen experience desirable.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm
            Tuesday 10:00am-6:00pm
            Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter no later than Friday, August 14, 2015 to the attention of:

Ms. Monika Fuller
Email:              mfuller@sunyopt.edu
Fax:                  (212) 938-4037
By mail:           SUNY/College of Optometry
                        33 West 42nd Street, Rm 1025
                        New York, NY  10036

For further information about the College, including our Annual Security Report, visit www.sunyopt.edu/careers

The SUNY College of Optometry is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or retaliation.

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