MOS 68Y, Eye Specialist Duty Descriptions

Conducts routine diagnostic tests and assists in the care and treatment of ophthalmology and optometry patients; reads spectacle prescriptions, orders glasses and protective mask inserts from the optical fabrication laboratory; performs minor repairs and adjustments to spectacles; teaches patients to insert, remove, and care for contact lenses; performs tonometry tests to measure the pressure within the eye; tests visual fields and locates areas with reduced vision; assists optometrist/ophthalmologist with patient medical problems such as injuries infections and diseases of the eye; administers prescribed medications in preparation for eye exams; removes dressings as needed and sterilizes surgical instruments.

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