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Frontline National Published: September 11, 2019
San Antonio, Texas
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Frontline National is currently seeking an Optometry Technician for a full-time opportunity at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas  .  Please apply online or contact one of our recruiters directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Place of Work:

The contract Optometry Technician position requires working at two different locations at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, including the Optometry Clinic at SAMMC/Fort Sam Houston Jennifer Moreno Clinic (JMC) and the Optometry Clinic at the McWethy Troop Medical Clinic (TMC).

Job Duties (Include but are not limited too):

This position performs a wide range of optometric technician tasks in eye examinations and corrective procedures in support of the professional Optometry staff.

  • Respect patients and staff. Be professional in assigned duties.
  • Perform patient entrance testing to include: far and near visual acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception, color perception, intraocular pressure measurement, pupil testing, extraocular muscle testing, confrontation visual fields, binocularity testing, and spectacle lensometry.
  • Apply drops to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes.
  • Test field of vision, including central and peripheral vision, utilizing visual field testing equipment.
  • Measure axial length of eye, using ultrasound equipment.
  • Instruct patients concerning eye care and contact lens handling.
  • Utilize equipment to perform auto-refraction, keratometry, and intra-ocular pressure measurements.
  • Utilize equipment to capture external and internal ocular images and scans.
  • Utilize electronic health record to document patient history, patient medication list, entrance testing results, and upload images and scans.
  • Perform military readiness vision screenings, occupational health vision screenings, and occupation specific vision screenings.
  • Adjust, repair, order, fit, and dispense military eyewear.
  • Have and maintain certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) accredited by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
  • Teaches insertion and removal of contact lenses. Cleans and disinfects contact lenses. Polishes rigid contact lenses as directed by the doctor. Verifies quality and accuracy of contact lens by checking the contact lens power, base curve, diameter, optic zone diameter, center thickness, and edge design for rigid gas permeable lenses, and the power, diameter, and overall condition of soft contact lenses.
  • Assists in all phases of patient care, office management, and other administrative and clerical matters concerning orderliness of clinic operations. This includes performance of receptionist duties, transporting patients, replenishing supplies, filing, maintaining workload data, assuring adequate supply and parts levels are maintained, patient scheduling and performance of minor maintenance on clinic equipment. May assist in the training of students; e.g., Reserve and National Guard personnel on temporary duty, and direct the work of optometry eye assistants (permanent party enlisted, cross training personnel, etc).
  • Utilizes appropriate computer programs to enter, scan, and upload patient data into the electronic health record; update military vision readiness; and order/receive military eyewear.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Completion of the following:

  • Successfully completed a program of formal education for Optometry Technicians.


  • National Background
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

 License/Certification and Training:

  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT, Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT). Exceptions to certification may be granted by the Chief, Family and Community Medicine (or designee) on a case-by-case basis, dependent on HCW’s experience and education level.
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification during the contract period of performance.


  • One year of experience as an Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist.
  • Optometry Technician shall have a minimum of one year experience in optometry services.
  • Shall possess technical knowledge of the components of optometry screening assessment such as chief complaint, visual acuity, intraocular pressures, depth perception, color vision, binocularity, accommodation, spectacle ordering measurements and optical ANSI/OSHA standards. This includes the ability to retrieve, interpret, and document medical record information in the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) format.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Between 6:00 am-8:00 pm
  • 1 Hour unpaid lunch
  • Hours may be required to work Saturday based on workload requirements.
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