Friends for Sight Optometric Technician and Vision

Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type: Full Time/ Hybrid (remote and in-person)
Pay Range: 45,000 - 54,000

Organization's Mission: Friends for Sight is a nonprofit organization committed to
preventing blindness and improving sight for individuals in Utah and the Intermountain
West. We provide free vision screenings, prescription eyeglasses, and other sight-saving
services to individuals who otherwise would not have access to them.

Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Friends for
Sight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to
race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position Summary: Friends for Sight is seeking an Optometric Technician and Vision
Outreach specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be fluent in Spanish and
English, have experience as an Optometric Technician, and a passion for providing vision
services to underserved communities. In this role, you will report to the Executive
Director, work closely with the Vision Outreach Director, support our clinics and outreach
events, and be responsible for expanding our services to under-resourced areas of Utah.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Perform a variety of duties within vision clinic and office including but not limited to
assessing patient applications and eligibility, triaging, scheduling appointments, and
coordinating with community partners, school districts, etc.
• Conduct preliminary ocular testing including all pretests such as but not limited to:
lensometry, autorefraction, tonometry, topography, OCT and visual fields;
• Maintain accurate documentation of patient care, condition, concerns and medical
• Review patient information and/or prescriptions carefully; identify special needs;
• Assist patients with eyeglass frame styling, measurements, adjusting and small
• Understanding of ocular terminology and diseases and knowledge of ocular
• Travel to partner locations, clinics, and events locally and across various areas of
the State;
• Assist with the planning and implementation of SightFest events;
• Develop relationships with rural Utah communities to expand access to vision
• Provide interpretation services for Spanish-speaking patients when possible;
• Collaborate with staff to develop and implement program goals, strategies, and

Desired Qualifications:
• Certification or worked as an Optometric or Ophthalmic Technician for 1 year. Or
completion of a training program approved by the Accreditation Council on
Optometric Education;
• Applicants fluent in Spanish and English are preferred;
• Experience working with underserved populations and communities;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience working with electronic medical

Benefits / Why Work with Us: Join our team and make a difference in the lives of
individuals in need of vision services. Friends for Sight offers a comprehensive benefits
package, including paid time off, holiday pay, health insurance, and a Roth RIA match up
to 3% of pay.

How to Apply: Email resume to Executive Director, Jamie Justice with a brief statement
about why you're interested in the position.

Location: (Main Location) 6715 South 1300 East Suite 250, Salt Lake City, Utah

Organization Website:
Contact: Jamie Justice
Phone: 8015242020

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