ENSURING EVERYONE SEES CLEARLY
Regardless of job duty, it’s essential for each of our Airmen to have good vision. Responsible for performing visual tests and procedures, Optometry specialists assist Optometrists with the treatment of patients. From aiding in the diagnosis of eye disorders to assisting Airmen with aviator contact lenses, these professionals play an integral part in helping patients see better and protect their eyes.
- Assist the healthcare provider in the examination and treatment of patients by performing visual tests and procedures
- Administer ophthalmic drops and ointments and apply ocular dressings
- Order, fit and dispense military eyewear
- Perform as an ophthalmic surgical assistant and prepare pre- and postoperative patients
- Direct budget and manage ophthalmic activities
A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, High school diploma, a GED, or 15 college semester hours
*High School Students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year.
ASVAB SCORE REQUIREMENTS
52 General (G)
- Vision correctable to at least 20/30 in either eye
- No detectable central scotoma in either eye with best acuity
- Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 42
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
Ft Sam Houston TX
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Opthalmic Technician
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.