Optometric Tech

Optometric techs perform a variety of technical and administrative functions in the optometrist's office and with their patients. Techs perform such tasks as assessing patients' vision, preparing procedures, fitting eyeglasses and maintaining office records. Read on to learn more.

Inside Optometric Technology

Optometry is the medical field of healthcare related to diagnosing and treating vision and eye problems. The optometric technology field of study is designed to prepare students in assisting eye doctors (optometrists/ophthalmologists) in their work. Optometric techs handle administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments and small office management, as well as technical duties like checking the accuracy of patient diagnoses. Techs can also be referred as paraoptometrics.

Aspiring optometric techs need to prepare themselves for the multiple challenges of the job, which they can do through established degree programs and even some online courses. Study.com provides articles that detail some of the aspects surrounding the education and work prospects for optometric technicians.

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