Optometry Technician

UC San Diego

Date: 3 days ago
City: San Diego, CA
Salary: $33 - $33 / hour
Contract type: Full time
UC San Diego
Payroll Title:


Hiring Salary Range
$32.66 / Hour

Shiley Eye Institute

Appointment Type:
Per Diem

Appointment Percent:

EX Contract

Total Openings:

Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Saturday (Variable Days)

#121142 Optometry Technician

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/6/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:
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COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/06/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Ophthalmology is the only academic eye institution in the region offering the most advanced treatments across all areas of eye care. With world class clinicians, surgeons, scientists and staff dedicated to excellence, and providing the best possible patient care to prevent, treat and cure eye diseases, they have excelled for more than 25 years. The Department of Ophthalmology sees over 120,000 patients a year with almost 5,000 surgeries.

Under supervision of chief optometrist and lead optometrist, performs general assistance in optometry procedures: taking history, visual acuity, color vision, stereo vision, refractive error measurement, keratometry, potential acuity measurement, topography, OCT, brightness acuity test, spectacle and contact lens measurement. contact lens training in insertion and removal, and related services. In addition, will organize and stock exam rooms and contact lens area. Will order and dispense contact lenses.


  • Ability to take patient history, evaluate patient problems and provide complete documentation in electronic medical record.

  • Ability to train and educate patients to insert, remove, and care for soft, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid contact lenses.

  • Ability to obtain insurance authorization for contact lens services, and stock contact lens inventory, contact lens solutions, and supplies.

  • Ability to train and educate patients, staff, residents, medical students and general community regarding optometry clinical services and procedures, hospital procedures, and necessary patient instructions.

  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public and medical personnel.

  • Knowledge of professional dress code.

  • Knowledge of (and high standards of) laboratory hygiene, biohazard handling, and universal precautions.


  • Experience working as a optometry technician.

  • Ability to perform visual acuity, measurement of refractive error, color vision, stereovision, topography, OCT, BAT, PAM, and related tests.

  • Ability to measure spectacle lens power, and rigid gas permeable lens power, radius, and diameter.

  • General knowledge of ophthalmic diseases, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in order to carry out all functions.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • May need to travel to satellite clinics.

  • Must be able to work various hours and days based on department needs including SaturdaysSome overtime may be required.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $68,194 - $68,194 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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