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  • Posted: May 25, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
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  • Soteria Eye Clinic Limited is a private enterprise registered in Nigeria as a limited liability company to offer high quality, affordable and accessible comprehensive world class eye care services to everyone.

    Our purpose is to create and deliver first class comprehensive eye care services to ALL in order to "Improve Lives through Affordabl...
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    Optometrist

    Location: Chevron, Lagos

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Optometrists are medical professionals who specialize in the care of one of the most important organs in our bodies – the eye. Commonly known as “eye doctors”. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage disorders of the visual system, eye diseases, and injuries. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.

    Duties

    • Engage patients in conversation to determine their vision problems.
    • Take and record patients’ histories to understand what may have led to eye diseases or disorders.
    • Examine patients’ eyes using observation, instruments, equipment and pharmaceutical agents.
    • Determine visual acuity and perception to diagnose diseases and abnormalities.
    • Maintain knowledge of eye diseases such as colour blindness and glaucoma.
    • Perform tests on patients by operating eye testing equipment.
    • Analyse test results to determine cause and nature of eye disease.
    • Formulate and implement treatment plans to counter eye problems and diseases.
    • Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases after ensuring that patients are not allergic to them.
    • Educate patients on the use and care of eyes such as visual hygiene and contact lenses care.
    • Refer patients to ophthalmologists or other healthcare professionals if eye problems are beyond scope of practice.
    • Provide pre and post-operative care to patients due to undergo eye surgeries such as laser vision correction and cataract removal.
    • Prescribe therapeutic or corrective procedures such as eye exercises and patching for patients with strabismus or lazy eye.
    • Remove foreign substances from eyes and ensure that patients understand eye cared properly.
    • Provide patients with information on handling eye care activities during regular days.
    • Prescribe vision glasses to patients suffering from bad eyesight and / or photosensitivity.

    Other Duties:

    • The marginal functions of this position have not been included. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed. An employee will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by the manager or supervisor.

    Requirements

    • Candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in relevant fields with a minimum of 3 years work experience.

    Skills Required:

    • A desire to help people.
    • A caring and compassionate nature.
    • An understanding and comprehension of biology and physiology.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • The technical skill to operate a variety of optometry equipment.
    • The ability to perform detailed and precise work.
    • A great listener.
    • A people person.
    • Excellent personal hygiene.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: hrmadmin@soteriaeyeclinic.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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