FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 30, 2013) – Dr. John W. Snead, M.D., F.A.C.S., founder and medical director of Snead Eye Group, is proud to announce that Andrea Piscitelli has completed the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant course.
As a certified ophthalmic assistant, Piscitelli will work under the supervision and direction of an ophthalmologist and perform ophthalmic clinical duties including measuring visual acuity, instilling ocular medications, obtaining ocular, medical and family history, measuring, comparing and testing pupils, performing manifest refractometry, instructing patient regarding medications, tests and procedures, and coordinating patient flow.
A member of Snead Eye Group since June 2012, Piscitelli received her associate’s degree in medical assisting from Southwest Florida College.
“We are proud of Andrea for taking the initiative to obtain her certification, as we encourage all of our new technicians to become certified,” said Dr. John W. Snead. “Snead Eye Group is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the betterment of our staff, further enhancing the overall patient experience.”
The COA course teaches the anatomy of the eye and surrounding area, how to recognize symptoms and document a chief complaint, and perform examinations and testing according to practice protocols and the standards set forth by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Founded by Dr. John W. Snead in 1985, Snead Eye Group offers eye care for a lifetime, from fitting your first pair of glasses or contact lenses to curing cataracts while providing the latest technology and treatment options available. With locations in Fort Myers and Naples, Snead Eye Group employs more than 30 experienced staff members, three ophthalmologists and three optometrists.