Optometrist

January 29, 2024
Urgent
Application ends: April 30, 2024

Job Description

About the job

Overview

An Optometrist plays a critical role in providing primary vision care, diagnosing abnormalities, and prescribing corrective lenses or other treatments. They are vital in helping individuals maintain optimal eye health and addressing visual impairments. Their expertise is essential in the detection and management of various eye conditions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive eye examinations to assess visual acuity and overall eye health
  • Diagnose visual abnormalities, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses based on patients’ visual needs
  • Identify and manage ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy
  • Provide pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing eye surgeries
  • Offer specialized services, including low vision rehabilitation and vision therapy
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to manage systemic conditions affecting the eyes
  • Utilize advanced instrumentation for detailed ocular examinations
  • Educate patients on proper eye care practices and the use of prescribed visual aids
  • Maintain accurate and updated patient records and documentation
  • Stay abreast of advancements in optometric technology and treatment methods
  • Participate in community outreach programs to promote eye health and awareness
  • Manage and oversee optometric practice operations and staff
  • Adhere to legal and ethical standards in optometric practice

Required Qualifications

  • Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from an accredited optometry school
  • State licensure and board certification as an Optometrist
  • Proficiency in conducting comprehensive eye exams and utilizing diagnostic equipment
  • In-depth understanding of ocular conditions, visual anomalies, and treatment options
  • Strong clinical judgment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities to interact with diverse patients
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Detail-oriented approach to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and continuing education in optometry
  • Knowledge of insurance and reimbursement policies related to optometric services
  • Experience with electronic health record (EHR) systems and practice management software
  • Adherence to professional and ethical standards set by optometric associations
  • Willingness to engage in community outreach and educational initiatives
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and handle a varied caseload

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Skills: patient care,communication,health,optometry

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Pay range in Kollam

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

Base salary

₹240,000/yr – ₹300,000/yr