Ophthalmic Assistant – Certified 

 The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, and its staff of nearly 8,000 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.  As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Our main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health. The MetroHealth System is committed to creating a healthier community.


Assists the Ophthalmologist in the Eye Clinic by collecting data, administering treatment ordered by an ophthalmologist, and supervising patients. Provides skilled ophthalmic care to patients, ages infant through adult.  Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


  1. Takes history of patients including ocular complaint, allergic reactions and systemic illness and medications.2. Determines visual acuity, color vision, and near reading vision.3. Performs neutralization of glasses to determine the power of the lenses.4. Places eye drops in patients’ eyes.

    5. Measures intraocular pressure by use of a tonometer.

    6. Ensures that the ophthalmic equipment is functioning properly.

    7. Positions patients and photographs various portions of the eye to include external photos of the eye, fundus photographs, and flourescein angiography.

    8. Performs visual field testing using a tangent screen and/or bowl perimter, i.e., Goldmann or Marco perimeter.

    9. May perform duties in support of Surgery procedures.


High school diploma or passage of a high school equivalency exam.
Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
One year work experience in an Ophthalmology Practice
BLS Certification from the AHA

Skill in Photography including fluorescein angiography

Physical Demands:
May need to move around intermittently during the day, including sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and ambulating.
May need to remain still for extended periods, including sitting and standing.
Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communications.
Ability to read job related documents.
Ability to use computer.


Andrea Owsiak

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Human Resources

P: 440-592-1381


The MetroHealth System

2500 MetroHealth Drive

Cleveland, OH 44109



Established East Side practice seeking Ophthalmic Technician

No week ends, no evenings

Attractive hours. 7:30 am to 3 pm  Monday thru Friday

Health Insurance provided.

401K Contribution

Friendly atmosphere located in a medical facility

Contact   Dr Kathleen Lamping MD. klamping88@gmail.com