Optician Apprentice:  Atlanta, Georgia

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Requirements Before Applying:

  • Must be able to type quickly and efficiently while being able to adapt and learn new medical software programs quickly.

  • Math skills are highly important to properly fill, fit, and make adjustments for medical devices. A high school diploma and some college is recommended to be successful.

  • Must be well spoken, charismatic, and outgoing in order to effectively communicate a high level of detail with patients.

  • This is a long term career opportunity that will enhance the right candidates skills to the next level.

  • AVO is a high end practice that looks for candidates with a high level of detail and proven work history that can work well with others.

Our eye care practice is growing and AVO is looking to maintain the high level of customer service and attention to detail. We are always looking for the most eloquent, ambitious, and detail oriented staff members to join our team and take the service to the next level. The Optician Apprentice will be trained from the ground up on how to utilize the necessary skills to become a full Optician.   Training will be conducted by an Optician, Optometrist, & additional eye care staff to ensure accuracy and efficiency.  Hands on, verbal, online, and review of all materials will be closely monitored as the apprentice progresses. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance in order to be successful in this position.  The following skills will be learned;

  • Comprehension of patient charts, and utilizing prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

  • Dispensing, fitting, and adjusting eyewear.

  • Contact lens insertion and removal

  • Insurance verification, authorization, application, and filing.

  • Implementation and notation of Visual Field tests, Fundus Photography, Auto-refraction/Keratometry, Tonometry, & lensmeter neutralization.

  • Detailed understanding and ability to explain human anatomy as it relates to the eye.

  • Optical formulas and theory.

  • Customers service and sales skills to promote a satisfactory experience for each patient.

Additional duties include assisting team members to complete tasks, reporting, organization, attending team meetings, closing/opening, and additional duties explained at interview.