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Pediatric Ophthalmic Technician or Orthoptist 

Position Pediatric Ophthalmic Technician  

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 Pediatric Technician or Orthoptist. This individual is responsible for gathering essential medical information from the patient, performing a variety of diagnostic tests and screenings, and providing the ophthalmic provider with needed information to accurately assess 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

  • Provide excellent customer service to patients and teammates
  • Respond appropriately within level of certification and promptly to patients questions
  • Efficiently and accurately work up patient for comprehensive and subspecialty optometrists and ophthalmologists
  • Accurately document information gathered during exam in accordance with AEC’s procedures and policies
  • Assist providers in meeting governmental and coding requirements
  • Abide by all policies and procedures as outlined in AEC’s employee handbook
  • Participate in regular team meetings to ensure effective team performance and advance inter-department communications; this may require afterhours work
  • Responsible for ongoing professional self-development

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
  • Must present self at the workstation, ready for work, at the scheduled time
  • Must manage personal issues during provided break times and keeps breaks with allotted time
  • 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
  • Ophthalmic training required: either in a formal program or at previous employer


  • 2-3 Years experience as technician preferred
  • Experience with an EHR system preferred

Job Specific Skills & Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the eye and the extraocular muscles
  • Working knowledge of systemic diseases that affect the eye
  • Working knowledge of ocular diseases and their affect on vision and patient function
  • Comprehensive understanding of the theory and logic for conducting specific testing procedures
  • Ability to work with children and families to obtain necessary information while maintaining a calming environment for the child
  • Strong technical skills including but not limited to: reading glasses, obtaining visual acuity using multiple methods, stereoacuity, advanced motility and versions, pupils, angles, tonometry using multiple methods, retinoscopy and refractometry
  • Strong ancillary testing skills pertaining to strabismus including but not limited to: convergence amplitudes, the use of +3.00 lenses at near for an accommodative ET patient, the use of minus lenses for an intermittent XT patient, etc.


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

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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