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Contact Lens Technician 

Position Contact Lens Technician  
Description

Associated Eye Care is a multi-specialty group practice providing surgical services and vision care for all ages. We have five locations spanning the eastern Twin Cities of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Associated Eye Care is dedicated to preserving a lifetime of vision for our patients through our uncompromising commitment to quality care and personal service.

Position Summary

Associated Eye Care is currently seeking a Contact Lens Technician. This position assists the physician by gathering essential medical information from the patient, performs a variety of diagnostic tests and screenings, which provides the ophthalmologist with the required information needed for an accurate assessment of the patient’s ocular health. Candidates must be able to work full-time, and have the ability and willingness to travel to the practice’s five locations located in the east Metro and western Wisconsin.

Essential Functions

  • Assists the physician in providing complete contact lens services to patients
  • Performs examinations, evaluations, fittings and patient education
  • Able to work independently, yet interact with physicians as needed, when medical situations arise
  • Manages an independent contact lens schedule, while insuring that patients are seen in a timely manner
  • Maintains efficient and accurate contact lens records
  • Provides patients with appropriate lens fittings after reviewing charts and discussing patient’s needs and requirements
  • Conducts patient education, regarding proper wearing of lenses, insertion and removal and use of solutions
  • Assists patients and physicians in solving difficult contact lens fitting problems, as well as trouble shooting any contact lens problems that may arise in the clinic
  • Maintains an appropriate inventory of lenses and solutions, to insure adequate availability
  • Must be able to determine when a patient’s problem warrants physician intervention
  • Conducts appropriate patient follow-up care
  • Serves as a resource person for technicians working in the general clinic and will mentor technicians who have an interest in becoming NCLE certified and would like to join the contact lens department

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be willing and able to work a variety of hours and work in the various locations as needed. The locations include: Hudson, Hugo, New Richmond, Stillwater, Woodbury and any partner facility
  • Participates in department and company meetings, as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Requirements

Education & Licensing

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent, required
  • NCLE Certification, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Technician preferred

Experience

  • 2-3 Years experience as technician preferred
  • Experience with an EHR system preferred
  • NCLE certification preferred
  • Contact lens fitting experience preferred

Job Specific Skills & Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of fitting all types of lenses and the technical and medical problems associated with fittings
  • Thorough knowledge of the different types of lenses on the market today, as well as developing technology

Associated Eye Care offers a very competitive salary and benefits package including: Health insurance, Dental insurance, Life insurance, Long Term disability, Flex and a 401(k) plan.

Associated Eye Care is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 
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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity - Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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