Ophthalmic Assistant Interview Questions and Answers

Updated December 17, 2017

The interview process isn’t as scary as it is made out to be.

In fact, it can be the easiest stage to ace, if you know what the whole deal is.

The deal is simple. You have done most of the work, making sure that your resume and cover letter are perfected. Now is the time to show the employer what and who you are professionally speaking.

Confidence is very important during the interview. But overconfidence can leave a bad taste in the mouth of an interviewer. Learn to keep a balance.

The following set of interview questions and answers for an ophthalmic assistant position can help you:

 

Ophthalmic Assistant Interview Questions and Answers

 

What is the most enjoyable part of working as an ophthalmic assistant?
I enjoy working as an ophthalmic assistant as a whole. The entire work is full of challenges, which I love to look in the eye.

And which part of this work is the most difficult?
I wouldn’t term the work difficult at all. Yes, it can be tough to juggle the responsibilities at times, but that is where the challenge comes in.

What have been your duties as an ophthalmic assistant in your present place of work?
As an ophthalmic assistant, I have been actively involved in both clinical and administrative sides of the work. This includes taking patient intakes, handling records management work, making sure that insurance information is verified, setting up examination and surgical rooms, managing tests for patients, and ensuring that medication and care education is provided to patients.

How do you handle irate patients?
Patients always come to doctors when they are in some kind of trouble. Being irate is something that is their right at times. I take negative behavior with a pinch of salt. When I see a patient being irked, I make a special effort to ensure his or her comfort.

What skills do you possess that make you an excellent person to hire as an ophthalmic assistant?
I am an extremely versatile individual, who can work on many planes at the same time. As someone who knows all there is to know about the clinical and administrative side of the work, I will be an instant asset to whoever hires me. In addition to this, I am exceptionally talented in handling complex ophthalmic testing procedures, with special focus on accuracy and patient comfort.

Where do you rate yourself as a professional on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest?
I would give myself a 9, as I am exceptionally professional when it comes to my work.