Eye Specialist (68Y)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Entry Level
The eye specialist supervises or conducts routine diagnostic tests and assists in the care and treatment of ophthalmology or optometry patients. Eye specialists work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists and ophthalmic specialists in caring for patients with eye problems.
- Perform tonometry test
- Assist in patient care
- Testing visual fields
- Locate areas of reduced vision
Job training for an eye specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX.
Skills you’ll learn:
- Patient care
- Working on a medical team
- Assisting ophthalmologists and optometrists
- Willingness to help and care for others
- Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
- Interest in chemistry, biology, general science and algebra
- Attention to detail
Required ASVAB Score(s)Skilled Technical (ST) : 101, General Technical (GT) : 107
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Total compensation includes: housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
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In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in hospitals, clinics, and private practices. With an eye specialist background, you may consider a career as an ophthalmologist, an optometrist or an aide.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment after the Army by enrolling in the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS). The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military-friendly employers that are looking for experiencedd and trained veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.