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Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)

San Antonio, TX

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To find a position where this candidate's education, as well as experience in ophthalmology, corporate training, sales and Management can be used in a team-oriented, success driven atmosphere. Demonstrated ability to communicate with vendors, peers, patients and Management alike.

Ophthalmology Skills:

Refractions (plus and minus cyl.), Wave front scans, Applanation, OCT (Cirrus and Stratus), Visual Fields (automated/manual), Angle Grading, Photography, Confrontational Visual Fields, Schirmer's Testing, Visual Fields (Humphreys, Goldmann), APD Checks, PAM, Ductions/versions, Lensometry, Slit lamp examinations/adnexa, IOL Master, A-Scans (contact), Tonopen tonometry, PAM, Corneal Topography, Keratometry, Dilation, Lensometry, etc.


Work Experience:

Ophthalmic Technician

Howerton Eye Clinic - Austin, TX

November 2010 to August 2012

Ophthalmic Technician - Patient workups and testing

Certified Ophthalmic Technician


Major Ophthalmology Clinic - Tempe, AZ

April 2010 to November 2010

Responsible for patient work-ups, patient customer service, ophthalmic testing (including manifest refractions), triaging, etc. Emphasis was on patients with cataracts. Testing included corneal topography (Zeiss Atlas), IOL Master, A-Scans, and OCT's (Zeiss Cirrus).


Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles, CA

November 2008 to April 2010

Responsible for patient workups prior to examination by the ophthalmologist. Extensive use of ophthalmology skills as cited above, with emphasis on a-scans, visual fields, and IOL Master use.


Ophthalmic Testing Technician

On-Call Consulting, Inc - Thousand Oaks, CA

December 2007 to November 2008

Assigned to Kaiser Permanente, Panorama City, CA. Responsible for patient work-ups, and patient

diagnostic testing per order of the ophthalmologist. Accomplishments included designing, proposing, and implementing a system where by the patient check-in process system was streamlined, thereby saving time and money. Proposed and implemented pre-packaged minor surgery packets for various procedures. Designed and implemented use of pre-printed patient charts for certain repetitive procedures, requiring check-offs rather than writing.


Ophthalmic Technician, Cornea

Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA

April 2006 to November 2007

Assisted the cornea specialist/surgeon in evaluations of patients, particularly involving cornea anomalies. Duties included patient work-ups and diagnostic testing. Skills required and used included many of those cited above.


LASIK Technician

LASIK Vision Institute - Rancho Cordova, CA

November 2004 to March 2006

Technician in a LASIK/refractive surgery organization. Responsible for patient screening, pre-op and post-opexams, testing, and programming of the Nidek and B & L Technos lasers during surgery.


Duke University Ophthalmic Technician Training Program

Glaucoma specialists - Durham, NC

July 2003 to June 2004


Corporate Business Communications Trainer

Overseas Training Group, Ltd

April 1991 to February 2003

3-5-1 Doshomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan.

Lived and worked in Japan. Responsible for training Japanese executives and senior level managers in American business practices, in preparation for managing corporate assets in an English-speaking country overseas. Companies served included Hitachi, NHK, Mitsubishi Electric, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), TDK, Sony, etc. Accomplishments included developing curriculum independently so as to raise student's TOEIC (standardized English test for business) over 25%, across the board.


Finance and business as a bank officer

Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc

1970 to 1991

vice-president, lending) and securities broker at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. (sales). As a securities broker, significant responsibilities included client prospecting, and, when a client, client education through seminars and presentations.



Duke University, Ophthalmic Technician Training Program

Duke University - Durham, NC

January 2003 to January 2004


MBA Candidate in Executive MBA Program

Houston Baptist University - Houston, TX

January 1981 to January 1983


B.A. in English Literature

St. Michael's College - Colchester, VT