Ophthalmic Assistant

Optical Technician

Optical Lab Technician


Minimum 12th standard pass in Science Certified training for Refractionist (programme aligned to HSS/Q 3002 released by Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks a Refractionist is expected to perform include:Providing vision care and refraction

Assisting in noting patientshistories

Performing diagnostic tests and procedures

Dispensing optical prescriptions

Maintaining records of the patients

Knowledge about when to refer a patient for assessment and treatment Well versed with the relevance of patient history to ocular and systemic disease

Knowledge of the symptoms of common diseases Proficiency in taking the medical history of the patient and documents as required

Knowledge about ocular/visual manifestations of systemic disease

Proficiency in identifying ophthalmic emergencies

Relevant professional qualifications

Friendly and patient

Manual dexterity Good analytical skills Mechanical aptitude

Good vision

Good team player

Dedication and persistence

It is a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work is available Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job Working hours

Opticalfacilitiesusuallyworkfor6/7daysaweekand10/12hourseveryday.Shift system maybe available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include allergies, neck, shoulder and back pain, strained vision, etc.Health risks include exposure to needles, slit lamp, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 yearsexperience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Medical Tourism and Certification/Accreditation of Medical Institutions

As covered earlier, medical tourism is being widely promoted by the Indian government. Certification/Accreditation of medical institutions definitely plays a large role in attracting foreign nationals to Indian hospitals for treatment. With healthcare delivery players in the private sector vying for a share of international medical tourists, there is bound to be an increase in the number of medical institutions being certified/accredited.

Developments and Newer Areas of Medicine

Combined with the required increase in the density of medical professionals per 1,000 persons, as well as the projected increase in population, significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:



Technicians and paramedics

Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.

As more and more people worry about the condition of their eyes, the demand for Refractionists is on the rise.

Large hospitals across India

Healthcare providers across India

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Public and private hospitals

Healthcare providers Optical centres across India

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Government Medical College, MN College of Optometry

Don Bosco Tech

School of Health Sciences

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