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Student Seeking Co-Op

Current Opticianry student at Georgian College seeking a co-op position starting in May 2024. I am willing to relocate to any where in Ontario. Resume is below:


THARAKRISHNAN VENGINIKKATTU RADHAKRISHNAN NAIR

61 Cardinal Street, Barrie, Ontario | 249-989-3264 | kthara147@gmail.com 


SUMMARY OF SKILLS 

• Patient evaluation and overall examination of eye to note for any pterygium and other disease

• Compassionate in providing comfort and care for patients 

• Distributing eyeglasses and contact lenses according to patient needs and comfort

• Educated patients in choosing frames according to patient's face shape 

• Strong communication skills, adept at identifying patient's needs 

• Execute Fundus photo, OCT in order to examine the internal portion of eye 

• Slit lamp evaluation to check for any eye diseases and contraindication when fitting contact lenses

• Conduct keratometry and lensometry for measuring corneal curvature used in contact lens fitting

• Strong commitment to learning and becoming an expert in my field

• Problem solving skills, adept at finding solutions in hectic situations 

• Repairing frames and nose pads 

• Adaptable to different environments and people 


EDUCATION 

Opticianry co-op Diploma Program 2023 - Present

Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario 


Fellowship in Diagnostics in Anterior and Posterior Segment 2021-2022

Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly 


Bachelor Of Science In Optometry 2016 - 2020

Alshifa College Of Paramedical Sciences, Malappuram 


EXPERIENCE 


Optometrist 2022 – 2023

The Kannadi Factory, Thodupuzha 

• Distributed spectacles/contact lenses for approx. 25 patients/day according to patient's needs and fit

• Engaged in sales to achieve sales targets

• Answered questions from patients and relatives regarding spectacles and contact lenses

• Supervised opticians and team to achieve sales targets and perform well 

• Inspected visual acuity for refraction when prescribing spectacles to patients

• Engaged in leadership for staff coordination and maintained accurate records

• Utilized creative skills for critical thinking and appreciating new ideas 

• Counselled patients for cataract surgeries on pre and post eye care 

• Mentored 3 opticians in selecting frames, contact lenses and evaluation 


Optometrist  2022

Nethravaranam Contact Lens Clinic and Opticals, Thripunithura 

• Helped patients in choosing eyeglasses that suitably fit to avoid discomfort 

• Implemented auto refractometry for refraction and finding refractive correction points of patients

• Performed patient evaluation and selected contact lenses most suitable for patient's needs

• Used interpersonal skills for active listening and collaborating with both patients and co-workers

• Fit contact lenses by finding base curve as proper fit equals better vision 

• Repaired spectacles by adjusting bridges, temples, eye wire, nose pads as well as endpieces 


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING 


Student Optometrist 2020 – 2021

General Hospital Ernakulam 

• Assisted in checking intraocular pressure using tonometer in patients, eye testing, eye patching

• Explained procedures to patients with assistance of senior optometrist without errors

• Maintained precise records of patients for future visits and follow-ups 


Internship 2020 - 2020

General Hospital Ernakulam (Camp) 

• Arranged and gathered 15 opticians and 10 Optometrists in camps and instructed them

• Scheduled appointments for patients and gave emergency care to patients 

• Carried overall eye examinations, A-scan, and checked visual acuity 

• Completed 100 days of refraction, and 40 days in dispensing contact lens, spectacles and low vision aids • Finished 53 days of training in different specialty eye clinics such as glaucoma, retina, cornea, pediatric

• Guided opticians and staffs in camps for providing smooth services in fast paced environment 


CERTIFICATIONS 

• CME workshop: "A Dispensing Galore" in Ahalia School of Optometry 2018

• CME workshop: "Refraction Retouch" in Puthalath Eye Hospital 2018



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