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Optometrist

Duties/Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to:
Providers will provide examination, diagnosis, treatment, prescription information, and simple repairs only, in accordance with Business and Professions Codes.
Providers will refer, upon approval of the Facility's CEO/CME/CMO, or designee, Patient for consultation, diagnosis, treatment(s), and/or surgery to contract physicians and/or health care facilities. Medical/surgical emergencies where contract provider(s) are not immediately available are exempt.
Provider shall maintain continuity of all work performed from start to finish.
Provider shall provide optometry visual services and diagnoses and treatment for the following specific conditions: allergies, infectious diseases, and non-systematic inflammations of the conjunctiva, using diagnostic agents and topical products, e.g., miotics, lubricants, non-steroidal anti-allergy agents, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, antibiotic agents, and hyperosmotics, in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Business and Professional Code and national standards.
Complete optometry/optometric evaluation/diagnostic assessment.

FULL EXAMINATION
Preliminary Testing: Visual Acuity, History, Visual Field Services with appropriate diagnostic equipment, Cover Test at 20' and 16', Near Point Convergence, Rotations, Pupils, Tonometry, Ophthalmoscopy (undilated), Refraction, Retinoscopy, Subjective,
Muscle Balance, Near Point Add, PD and Segment Height Measurement

PARTIAL EXAMINATION
Anterior Segment Exam, Glaucoma Evaluation, e.g., Tonometry and Ophthalmoscopy
perform monitoring of glaucoma patients, Retinal Disease Evaluation

Recheck: Verification of prescription, If an error in the prescription is found, Provider's personnel will redo refraction, MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR (institution will supply replacement materials), Fittings, Adjustment of frames, Simple frame repair (e.g., replacing lenses into frames, replace nose pad, etc.), Optometry examination and writing/issuance of prescription. Optometric treatment such as medication, face-to-face therapy, including ocular health examination of diabetic inmates (dilate Fundoscopy and recommendations for referral to retinal specialist when indicated). Development of an individual treatment plan and coordination of professional and para-professional services (includes frame selection, dispensing and fitting of corrective lenses and/or contact lenses when medically necessary and approved by the Institution's/Facility's CEO/CME/CMO, or designee). Ongoing evaluation and prognostication. Provide ophthalmic referrals when professionally indicated. Emergency ocular services for trauma or systemic disease including coordination of treatment plan with staff physicians, but only during clinic hours. Follow-up services.

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