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Gerard Jitechian, COMT

Ophthalmic Medical Technologist

Summary and Goals

I possess many specialized clinical skills in ophthalmic assisting.  These encompass anterior segment care, refractive surgery and medical retina.  I’m experienced with retinal photography, among other diagnostic testing. I am also capable of providing ophthalmic surgical assistance. As a top-tier, JCAHPO certified professional, the accuracy and quality of my work are guaranteed.


Relevant Work Experience

Dec 2016Present

Ophthalmic Medical Technologist / Retinal Photographer

Craig M. Fern, MD, PC
  • Provided direct patient care performing eye examinations. See Skills.
  • Scribing duties
  • Performed Fluorescein Angiography studies
Apr 2014Present

Ophthalmic Technician / Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant

The LASIK Vision Institute 
  • Performed pre-op testing and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK and PRK surgeries, including refraction.
  • Assisted in LASIK, PRK and CXL  surgeries.
Feb 2014Feb 2014

Ophthalmic Technician

East Side Eye Associates
  • Independent Contractor - Ophthalmic Technician
  • 18 hours over 2 days.  Approximately 20 patients seen
Aug 2012Jan 2014

Senior Ophthalmic Technician

Pamel Vision & Laser Group
  • Worked efficiently in a professional setting composed of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and other ophthalmic medical personnel.
  • Provided direct patient care performing eye examinations. See Skills.

Lifeguard and Professional Rescuer

New York University Athletics
  • Held responsibility as the first responder for the entire athletics facility in addition to the pool area.
  • Fall/Spring semester employment.

Senior Lifeguard and Professional Rescuer

Armenian General Benevolent Union
  • Performed first aid care to injured swimmers and maintained a safe waterfront environment.
  • Summer employment


Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)

Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist (ROUB)

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)

Wavelight® Ex500 Excimer Laser Operator


Operation of Wavelight excimer laser system

VISX® System Operator 

Abbott Medical Optics

Operation of VISX excimer laser system

Certified New York State Nurse Aide

New York State Department of Health

Certified Patient Care Technician

National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Certified Phlebotomist Technologist

National Phlebotomy Association, Inc.

Certified EKG Technician

National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

CPR/AED and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer

American Red Cross


General Eye Examination

Vision Testing, Ocular MotilityConfrontational Fields, Color/Contrast vision Pupillary assessments, and History Taking, Goldman Applanation Tonometry, Slit Lamp Examination, cursory indirect ophthalmoscopy

Manual Refractometry

Plus and Minus cylinder, Pre/post-operative for refractive surgery, General Rx updates and Rx refinement, Difficult pathologies, such as keratoconus, adjustments for "monovision"

Ophthalmic Photography

Fluorescein angiography, other fundus/anterior segment photography, Phlebotomy 

Specialized Diagnostic Testing

Proficient in various instrumentation used in ophthalmic practice, including but not limited to OCT, IOL Master, Immersion A-scan, B-scan

Surgical Assisting

Assisted in various ophthalmic surgeries including LASIK, PRK and Corneal Collagen Cross-linking 

Technician Training

Trained new technicians in basic skills and instrumentation.  Some technicians trained further in more advanced skills, such as refraction or laser operation.

Electronic Medical/Health Records

Proficient on various electronic charting platforms.

Additional Skills

  • Languages: English (native), Armenian (native), French (conversational), Russian (conversational)
  • Microsoft .NET Programming (C#, SQL)
  • R Language statistical programming
  • Office Software proficiency
  • Reading speed: >500wpm  Typing Speed: ~70wpm


  • Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS)
  • Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO)


  • Reading: Science Fiction, Military Science Fiction, Fantasy
  • Film
  • Tennis, Swimming, Skiing