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Optometric Technician - Avon

Dr. Tavel Optical Group

Avon, indiana

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Dr. Tavel is seeking a skilled and compassionate person to join our team.  As an integral part of our practice, an Optometric Technician plays a crucial role in supporting doctors in providing comprehensive eye care services by performing various diagnostic tests, gathering patient information, and ensuring efficient clinic operations.

If you have a keen eye for detail and an interest in working with optical equipment to deliver high-quality eye care services to patients, you don’t need optical experience to start a career at Dr. Tavel.  We will teach you everything you need to know!   

The ideal candidate will enjoy working independently in collaboration with the doctor.  They will be adaptable, focused, and detail-oriented and possess effective interpersonal skills, time management skills, and desire for development and personal growth.

At Dr. Tavel we deliver the following:

  • A culture that values diversity and inclusion
  • A progressive and results oriented leadership team
  • Investment in training and developing our staff so they can shine as experts


  • Ophthalmic Technicians start at $17.00 per hour base pay. 
  • Receive a $1.50 raise as soon as 30 days after completing the Tavel Certification. 
  • Additional Bilingual Pay for:
    • Spanish Fluency – additional $0.50 per hour added to base
    • American Sign Language (ASL) – additional $0.50 per hour added to base
    • Burmese Fluency – additional $1.00 per hour added to base

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist doctor by conducting preliminary tests and assessments on patients and specialized diagnostic testing as needed
  • Obtain and record patient medical history including previous eye conditions, family history of eye diseases, and current medications
  • Working side-by-side with doctor reviewing daily scheduled appointments, communicating for flexibility of patient walk-ins, and adjusting timing of pre-exam vision screenings based on doctor’s needs with patients in examination room
  • Ensure proper functioning and cleanliness of optometric equipment and instruments
  • All things insurance: verifying eligibility, answers questions, and authorizing benefits
  • Staying up to date with training to advance your skills and knowledge
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Must be able to attend mandatory two-week paid training period without absences
  • Previous medical or pharmacy tech experience a plus, but not required
  • Good interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate with doctor
  • Demonstrated ability to be empathetic and compassionate to patients’ needs and concerns while providing a supportive and comfortable environment
  • Ability to work some Saturdays as needed
  • Attention to detail with good documentation skills
  • Good sense of time management and adaptability to changing priorities or patient needs
  • Adherence to professional standards, patient confidentiality, and ethical guidelines in healthcare delivery
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to strive for excellence
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use iPad and navigate multiple windows for patient information and accurate record-keeping


  • Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
  • 401(k)
  • Health, Rx, and Dental Insurance
  • 100% Paid Parental Leave
  • Vision Perk -- Free eye exams and glasses for you + large discounts for family
  • Company Paid Life Insurance

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