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Eye Specialist - 68Y

  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


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.

Job Duties

  • Perform tonometry test
  • Assist in patient care
  • Testing visual fields
  • Locate areas of reduced vision
  • Requirements

  • Not Applicable
  • Training

    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
  • Helpful Skills

  • 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

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Skilled Technical (ST): 101, General Technical (GT): 107
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes: housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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