Ophthalmic technician

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Common questions about being an Ophthalmic Technician

What is the job outlook for ophthalmic technicians?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities for ophthalmic technicians will increase by 11% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than the national average.

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What important qualities and skills should ophthalmic technicians have?

Ophthalmic technicians should have extensive medical knowledge about the eye. They need to have strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail to help them perform diagnostic and clinical tests. They work in close contact with patients and should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to assess patients and educate them on proper eye care.

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What is the difference between an ophthalmic technician and an ophthalmic assistant?

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