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Ophthalmic Technician - Contact Lens Technician

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 62345
Date Posted: Aug 2, 2023

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Ophthalmic Technician- Contact Lens Technician

Facility: UCHealth Eye Center (Aurora, CO)

Department: Eye Center

- Full-time

- Days


Assist eye care providers in the fitting of all types of contact lenses. Educates patients regarding appropriate contact lens products to meet the patient’s needs.


  • Under the direct supervision of eye care providers, demonstrate proficiency in contact lens fitting for appropriate lens type, parameters, and materials, including but not limited to Scleral Contact Lenses and Rigid Gas Permeable.
  • Provide contact lens training for patients.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in refractometry, lensometry, and corneal topography.
  • Performs documentation, patient education and enters charges. Assists with the flow of patient care.
  • Maintains trial lens inventories to optimal levels, and triages phone calls for the contact lens department.
  • Communicates effectively with patients and providers regarding contact lens fitting and billing.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Minimum Required Education: High School diploma or GED. Completion of UCHealth preceptor course.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE), in addition to Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years of sponsored on-the-job ophthalmic training or ophthalmic internship. Experience in a cataract practice and IOL ordering experience is preferred.

The pay range for this position is:$22.80 - $29.64 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience. 

An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

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