Occ. Code 5421200






New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





Positions in this title provide vision care to inmates incarcerated by the Department of Correctional Services.  Incumbents diagnose and treat optical deficiency, optical deformity, visual anomaly, muscular anomaly, or disease of the human eye and adjacent tissue by prescribing, providing, adapting, or fitting lenses, or by prescribing, providing, adapting or fitting non-corrective contact lenses, or by prescribing, or providing orthoptics, or vision training, or by prescribing and using drugs (both diagnostic and therapeutic) if appropriate certification is held by the practitioner.


These positions are classified in the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS).  All incumbents at DOCS assist in the total care and confinement of inmates, sentenced to the custody of the department and perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.  




OPTOMETRIST:  non-competitive part-time positions; primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system. 




            Opticians adapt and fit lenses, for the correction of deficiencies, deformities, or anomalies of the human eyes, or adapt and fit non-corrective contact lenses, on written prescriptions from a licensed physician or optometrist.




Conduct eye examinations of inmates and coordinate treatment.





Non-Competitive:  Possession of a license to practice optometry in New York State.




Date:  3/10


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.