An ophthalmic assistant works with ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists.They work directly with patients. The ophthalmic assistant will gather relevant information before the patient sees the ophthalmologist. Ophthalmic assistants will gather information about the patients current glasses. They ask medically relevant questions relating to ocular health. They gather information about the patients current medications.
Ophthalmic assistants also answer phone calls, answers patient questions, and triage walk-ins.
Most employers will require a high school degree.