Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 67,200 people employed as ophthalmic medical technicians in the United States. The median annual salary is $37,180. Entry level employees earn approximately $28,910 per year and senior employees earn approximately $58,500 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.