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Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

Work Environment

Ophthalmic medical technologists work in offices and examination rooms that are well equipped, attractive, well lighted, and well ventilated. Most ophthalmology offices include staff members such as a receptionist, several nurses, and technologists and technicians; they all work closely together as part of the health care team. Technologists work full time, usually 40 hours per week. Those that work in hospitals or laboratories may work in eight-hour shifts that are in the evenings or over the weekends. Technologists need to have stamina as they may be on their feet for long periods of time. They wear protective gear, such as gloves and masks, and follow safety procedures for sterilizing ophthalmology equipment.

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