Ophthalmic Technician – St Petersburg/North Florida 

Ophthalmic Technician – St Petersburg/North Florida


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Bonus based on performance
  • Company car
  • Competitive salary
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Training & development
  • Help or transport service
  • Opportunity for advancement


  • 401k and matching, 75% of medical, dental available, PTO/vacation paid, paid Holidays including closing for a week from Christmas to New Year
  • Great Work Environment, no weekends and Holidays, per diem rate but work can be less than 8 hours per day
  • Career Advancement Opportunities, a long-term career often achieved
  • Bonuses on the number of patients seen per day, easily an additional $2000+/month

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Great work schedule and hours! No holidays/weekends. Travels with a company car into St. Petersburg/North Florida areas for the contracted Nursing Home and Assisted Living facilities. Candidates should have excellent computer skills, ophthalmic or optical experience, and communication skills. Nursing Home familiarity and EHR experience are a plus. Compensation depends on experience with company benefits. As an Ophthalmic Technician, you will be responsible for a set of nursing homes and assisted living facilities and eventually schedule them each month to come in for eye care services.  You will find and greet patients in the facility, document on Google Sheets and in EHR (Electronic Health Record software), use Google Chats to communicate remotely to our office for additional information such as insurance verification and eyeglass eligibilities from numerous insurance plans and Medicaid HMOs, add medications and medical history, dilate the eyes, perform visual acuities and intraocular pressures using portable ophthalmic equipment/tonometer, meet with Social Workers, add on new patients who want to be seen, fit and dispense glasses.  You are committed to working over 40 hours to meet the needs of the business but most days are shorter.


  • Previous customer service experience desired in long-term care
  • Excellent attention to detail in solving eyeglass problems
  • Responsive to issues from facilities within 24 hours
  • Plenty of compassion to the disabled, elderly, and individuals with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
  • Familiar with basic computer programs especially Google Sheets, Google Chat, and Google Drive
  • Passion for health, especially promoting eye care, preventing and treating eye diseases, and improving vision with eyeglasses for those who cannot speak for themselves.
  • Familiar with the Nursing Home environment is a plus.  CNAs are welcome.  We will train the ophthalmic technician to have optical/ophthalmic experience and eye disease knowledge.

Compensation: $18.00 per hour

About Us


Of all the senses, most people believe sight is the most precious. Yet, functional blindness is a grim reality for 17% of all nursing home residents. Another 19% have lesser forms of visual impairment. Many of these cases could have been helped with regular professional eye care.

Most residents of long term care facilities are unable to walk or drive and cannot comfortably leave the facility for eye care. Many are physically unable to communicate that they are having eye problems.


Advanced Surgical Mobile Eye Care is a group of optometrists and technicians with over 20 years of experience servicing residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and intermediate care facilities as well residents with special needs and intellectually disabled.

We are a comprehensive eye health and eye care service providing on-site visits.

We specialize in the visual problems and treatment of the elderly and infirm and are well trained in examining them in a caring, gentle manner. Our state of the art mobile eye care units can be wheeled into the facility to examine patients in a common area or even in their beds.


Because good vision is integral to the highest possible quality of life, it is our mission to provide optical services to those residents of nursing facilities for whom transportation needs and physical limitations make traditional doctor’s visits difficult or impossible.

Our goal is to prevent blindness, enhance vision, provide greater comfort and enjoyment of life to the patient and preserve vision through timely intervention of eye conditions. When vision is maximized, seniors are safer, more independent in daily activities and less demanding of the staff that cares for them.

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