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Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Ophthalmic medical technologist is not an entry-level job. Most employers prefer to hire technologists with an associate's degree, certification, and three or more years of professional experience. The job requires strong knowledge of ophthalmic equipment and procedures, attention to detail, the ability to see details up close, and clear communication skills, particularly for interacting with patients and recording and sharing information with ophthalmologists and other medical professionals. Technologists must have strong knowledge of medical practices and ethics, and be service oriented and understanding. Some patients may be anxious or fearful, so technologists must be calm and reassuring when answering their questions and explaining procedures and next-steps. 

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