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WGGA Medical Services PLC

WGGA Medical Services PLC


Position: Intern Optometry
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Internship
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

About WGGA

WGGA Eye Center is a full-service multi-specialty practice located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Established in 2012, we have expanded to a group of ten certified Ophthalmologists, an Ophthalmic Medical Technologist and nine Optometrists. Our compassionate experienced team is dedicated to providing high-quality eye care in Ethiopia that strives to exceed your expectations.

Our Eye Centre offers state-of-the-art diagnostics, comprehensive eye examinations and the most advanced vision correction treatments and procedures for eye diseases and disorders. We’re committed to providing leading-edge patient-centered care for everyone, from babies to seniors. We're the eye doctors in Ethiopia for you!

WGGA is also committed to building and furthering the capacity of Ethiopian Ophthalmologists and allied ophthalmic professionals. We are extremely proud of our team of Ethiopian professionals.

WGGA Eye Centre is a division of WGGA Medical Services plc. Established by two Ethio-Canadians, who have actively been engaged in philanthropic medical initiatives in East Africa for the past +10 years.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Optometry team Instructor, the Intern Optometrists shall learn how to examining, diagnosing and treating parts of the visual system.

Detail Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learn about how to Listen  and address patient’s questions and concerns
  • Participate in Educating patients regarding the eye care and vision correction options, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors
  • Train on how to Utilize all necessary equipment properly, ensuring it is in good working order
  • Record all tests, prescriptions, and treatments in the patient chart
  • Train on how to Conduct eye examinations by:-
    • Inspection of the external appearance of the eyes, the eyelids, the lashes and the skin surrounding the eye
    • Visual acuity testing;
    • Objective refraction using an auto-refractor
    • Take intraocular pressure using tonometry
    • Measure the curvature and reflection of the anterior surface of the cornea using a keratometer
    • Determine eye length for calculation of intraocular lens power using A-Scan ultrasound biometry
    • Produce a two- dimensional, Cross-sectional view of the eye and the orbit using B-Scan ultrasonography
    • Asses the peripheral field using Humphrey vision Field,
    • Starting IVs for fluorescein angiography to evaluate the blood circulation in the retina using the fund's Photo camera
    • Doing Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Learn how to use lensometers to determine current lens prescriptions for clients.
  • Train on how to develop knowledge & skill with all equipment & instruments and their proper usage
  • Clean and avail or ready all medical equipment needed for  optometry service
  • Work closely with the ophthalmologist, nursing  & optical staff
  • Learn how to use measuring devices to take client measurements including bridge and eye sizes, vertex distance, pupillary distance, temple length, optical eye centers for sizes for eyeglasses.
  • Train on how to understand the coordination of frames and eye measurements to the optical prescription
  • Participate in how to educate and counsel patients on care of glasses,
  • Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
  • Participate in staff development and training activities.
  • Assist in the optical shop when required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Number of posts: 3 (Three)

Immediate Supervisor: Instructor for Optometry team

Department: Optometry


Job Requirements


  • BSC degree in optometry 


  • 0 year (N/A)

Technical and other  skills

  • Committed to learning new skills
  • Passionate in the nursing profession
  • Interested to work  under pressure