Ophthalmic Technician

Illinois Eye Center is a growing multi-specialty eye care delivery system that provides patients with access to routine, medical and surgical eye care. We have an excellent benefit package including flex plan, 401k/profit sharing, insurance and paid time off. EOE

Who we are looking for:

People who are passionate about the care of our patients, who want to be part of a team that puts our patients first, who work well with a team of professionals, and who want a successful career where your efforts make a difference. We want people who are tech-savvy, enthusiastic, care about others, and want to work in a fast paced and fun environment.


We have an excellent benefit package (some benefits are dependent on full time or part time status) including:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Insurance – health, dental, group term life, and short term disability
  • Uniform allowance
  • Jury duty pay
  • Traditional and Roth 401k with match
  • Profit sharing contribution
  • Awards program
  • Continued education & advanced training opportunities
  • Employee discounts

This is a full time position. EOE

Work hours are somewhere between 7 am and 5:30 pm dependent on the position and patient needs.  Some positions may work on a Saturday rotation with hours between 7 am and 12 pm.

Wage Range: $21 – $30 dependent on certification level

$1000 sign on bonus with no certifications, and a $2000 sign on bonus with certifications (COA, COT, COMT)!


As our ophthalmic technician, you will be working up patients for medical and routine eye exams.

What you’ll Do Every Day

  • Record chief complaint, eye history, medical and social history
  • Check visual acuity for distance and near
  • Neutralization of spectacles
  • Perform external light exam, Amsler grid testing, motility, confrontation field, refractometry, retinoscopy, IOP measurement (tonopen, schiotz, applanation, pneumotonometer), keratometry, and color vision testing
  • Contact lens evaluations
  • Refractometry – manual and using Epic
  • Visual fields
  • GDX
  • OCT
  • FDT
  • Acquire COA certification within 2 years, attend selected continuing education seminars, maintain CPR certification

Skills needed:

Required: Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the eye, optics, testing techniques, utilization of equipment relative to position. Must have experience with performing an external light exam, Amsler grid testing, motility, confrontation field, refractometry, retinoscopy, and IOP measurement.

Preferred: COA, COT, or COMT certification


Illinois Eye Center is an equal opportunity employer. We do not use personal information in our hiring process and are dedicated to hiring the person who is best suited for our jobs without any knowledge or consideration of the individual’s membership in any protected class. We are committed to promoting safety and high standards of employee performance, productivity and reliability by supporting a drug-free workplace. In order to achieve this, all finalists may be subjected to a drug test prior to being hired to assure the applicant does not currently have narcotics, sedatives, stimulants and/or other controlled substance in his/her body.

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Saturday 5/25 – Peoria Office by Appointment Only
All Other Offices Closed

Monday 5/27 – All Offices Closed

Tuesday 5/28 – Resume Normal Hours at All Locations

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Holiday Hours

Saturday, 9/2

Peoria office open by appointment only

(Pekin & Washington are always closed on Saturdays)

Monday, 9/4

All offices closed

Tuesday, 9/5

Peoria & Pekin offices resume normal hours

Note: The Washington office will remain closed for renovations until Monday, Sept 18. 2023