Service in the Navy as a Certified Optometrist Assistant can be very rewarding; you will have an opportunity to work with Military personnel of all different levels, ratings and ranks. You will assist military Servicemembers, and sometimes their dependents in caring for their eyes, and vision and eyesight services. You will be working to help personnel serving in the Navy to maintain and have the very best eyesight that they are able to have. As a Navy Optometrist Assistant you will likely begin being stationed at one of the larger Navy military facilities and be tasked in helping provide eye exams and ocular examinations of the eye for all different ranks, rates and levels of Navy personnel.
You may be called upon to administer or prescribe a variety of eyeglasses or contact lenses. You will be called upon to serve both acute eye care situations as well at routine scheduled eye exams. It doesn?t matter if the person is responsible for flying a F-18 fighter jet, or watches a rotating blip on a radar screen, sight is vital for the hundreds of thousands of personnel Servicemembers and they rely on their eyesight in order to be able to complete their jobs each day. You will work with aviators, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen, as well as commissioned officers to which sight is vital as they work to perform their duty and mission defending our country. You will help provide different types of eye examinations including comprehensive and complete ocular exams, where you will be responsible for evaluating the eye and ocular health, and whether or not to prescribe specific eyewear or eyeglasses. As a trained certified Optometrist assistant you will be responsible for working with all different types of Navy personnel and dealing with concerns of eyesight and vision. You have a solemn responsibility, and often the job of telling the Optometrist because they have to ground an aviator, or causing another type of warrior to have to stop or retire because their eyesight has grown poor.
Working as a Navy Optometrist assistant will be a responsible and vital job for you, you have to certify to the Optometrist whether some personnel have quality vision in order to qualify for their jobs, or if their vision is slipped and they no longer qualify for their job because of failing eyesight.
You will have continuing opportunities to serve your Country as well as chances to become a medical and eye care services manager. You will encourage positive and healthy eye self-care.