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Why You’ll Love This Job

Join Our Team as an Ophthalmic Assistant!

Do you love engaging with patients and delivering exceptional care? If so, we invite you to join the Unger Eye Care team as an Ophthalmic Assistant at our locations in Troy and Edwardsville, IL.

About the Role: As an Ophthalmic Assistant, you will play a vital role in ensuring a positive patient experience. Your responsibilities will include conducting optical tests to assess visual capabilities and assisting patients in selecting the best eyewear options to meet their needs. Your professional and friendly demeanor will help guide patients through their visits and ensure they feel well cared for.


  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Potential for performance-based bonuses
  • Eyewear and eye care benefits
  • Opportunity to provide a unique wellness approach to eye care
  • Access to specialty services and products unique to our region

Salary Range: $15-$18 per hour

Why You’ll Love Working Here: At Unger Eye Care, you’ll be part of a supportive, close-knit team that values personal connections and high-quality patient care. Our leadership is committed to supporting your professional and personal growth, ensuring a balanced and fulfilling work environment. Bring your passion for patient care, and build a rewarding career as an Ophthalmic Assistant in our Troy and Edwardsville, IL locations.
Join us at Unger Eye Care and apply for the Ophthalmic Assistant position today! 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greet all office guests in a professional and friendly manner.  
  • Gather preliminary data through patient pretest, such as documenting chief complaints, gathering patient’s medical history, measuring visual acuity, eye movement, interocular pressure (IOP), retinal photos, visual fields, and optical coherence tomography (OCT).  
  • Educate the patient throughout the prescreening process about what each machine is testing for and provide instructions to provide accurate test results.  
  • Accurately and efficiently document the results of pretesting into the current EHR program.  
  • Educate and instruct the patient on insertion, removal, and proper care of contact lenses.  
  • Assist the Optometrist as needed during examinations. 
  • Assist the patient in making decisions about frames and lenses. 
  • Assist other members of the team when needed and available.  


  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 1-3 years prior optometric technician experience preferred 
  • Adaptable and flexible with the ability to multitask 
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented.  
  • Interest in healthcare 
  • Strong communication skills.  
  • Must present a professional appearance 

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 131497