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Optical Consultant

Company: Acuity Eye Group/ Retina Institute of California
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

At Acuity Eye Group, our vision is to create the largest network of vertically integrated ophthalmic service clinics in the US, physician-owned and professionally managed. We are committed to helping retina specialists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists realize their full potential while providing best-in-class patient care to those in need. The Optical Consultant designs, measures, fits, and adapts lenses and frames for patients according to written optical prescriptions or specifications. Assist patient with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for the optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify the exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using measuring devices. Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications. Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses. Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions. Maintain records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments. Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping. Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs. Sell goods such as contact lenses, spectacles, sunglasses, and other goods related to eyes in general. Heat, shape, or bend plastic or metal frames in order to adjust eyeglasses to fit clients, using pliers and hands. Instruct clients in how to wear and care for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Determine clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers and clients' eyeglasses. Repair damaged frames. Obtain a customer's previous record, or verify a prescription with the examining optometrist or ophthalmologist. Arrange and maintain displays of optical merchandise. Understands back-up protocol for processing patients in the event of system outages. May work up patients for the Optometrist as needed. Maintains an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policies. Keep commitments and keep direct supervisor informed of work progress, timetables, and issues. Obtain and review medical history and/or records from patient. Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal and other regulations (e.g., OSHA, WC, HIPAA, ADA, FEHA, DOL, HR policies and practices). Other duties as assigned by management. QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES: REQUIRED: At least 3 or more years of related work experience as an Optician / Optical Consultant, dispensing contact lenses and glasses. Valid Driver's License. DESIRABLE: Associate's or bachelor's degree. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS: Certified Dispensing Optician (a plus) KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES/TALENTS: Ability to use a lensometer. Superior customer service and sales skills. Results Oriented (Energetic self-starter; sets realistic goals; meets commitments; persistent, prioritizes daily to achieve results). Customer Service Advocate (flexible and adaptive; empathetic; passionate; ethical). Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers, staff, vendors, or other members of the community. Ability to draw valid conclusions, apply sound judgment in making decisions, and to make decisions under pressure. Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures. Must address others professionally and respectfully by actions, words and deeds. Detail oriented, organized, process focused, problem solver, self-motivated proactive, customer service focused. Displays independent judgment by willingness to make timely and accurate decisions based on available information that is sometimes vague or limited in nature. Ability to multitask effectively and work in a fast paced and sometimes ambiguous environment, without compromising quality of work. Ability to prioritize tasks and projects with limited direction, while understanding and contributing to the success of the clinic, Optometry and Company. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Acuity Eye Group/ Retina Institute of California, Encinitas , Optical Consultant, Professions , Encinitas, California

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