Hiring Pediatric Ophthalmic Technicians – Metro Detroit

Why join Children’s Eye Care’s Orthoptic Team?

Children’s Eye Care is one of the largest pediatric ophthalmology practices which offers the combination of private practice, teaching and academics. We are looking for a dynamic pediatric ophthalmic technician to join our Clinton Twp, Dearborn and West Bloomfield teams.

Children’s Eye Care was founded in the early 1970s and continues to grow. The professional staff consists of 8 pediatric ophthalmologists and 9 orthoptists over four locations. Three locations are private clinics located throughout metropolitan Detroit. The academic clinic is located in Detroit at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Children’s Eye Care’s academic clinic is privately owned and consists of training (26) residents from all four residency programs in Detroit and (50) students from two medical schools. We also have an AUPO certified pediatric ophthalmology fellowship as well as an AOC approved orthoptic program. Our practice is also involved in research projects and very involved in our national and regional communities.

The diversity of our practice, which includes both an urban hospital and suburban private practice locations, allows us the opportunity to practice the full scope of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus issues.

As a privately owned group pediatric ophthalmology practice, we have the privilege of working with a close group of peers that all have the same goals in medical care and business development as well as teaching and community involvement.

What does Children’s Eye Care offer?

  • Work-life balance! No evenings. No weekends. No holidays.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Health, dental and vision insurance on the 1st of the month after starting.
  • 401(k) match and profit-sharing.
  • Generous levels of time off.
  • Continuing education allowance for certifications and to attend regional and annual meetings.
  • Working in an environment that has 17 people who are dedicated to and supportive of teaching and guiding the next generation of technicians, orthoptists, residents and fellows.

Mary DeYoung-Smith, CO, COMT                          Rajesh C. Rao, MD

Judy (Petrunak) Higgins, CO, COT                         John D. Roarty, MD

Martha Wright, CO, COT                                          Lisa Bohra, MD

Stephen Burwell, CO, COT                                       Leemor Rotberg, MD

Lauren Marozas, CO, COA                                       Elena M. Gianfermi, MD

Elizabeth Gayeski, CO                                              Alexandra O. Apkarian, MD

Katrina Callus-Ryan, CO, COT                                Shaza Al-Holou, MD

Kendra Ferguson, CO                                               Amanda I. Ismail, MD

Nina Apple, CO, COT                                                John D. Baker, MD, Emeritus

What does it take to be a technician at CEC?


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or:
  • Completion of an accredited ophthalmic training program or
  • Completion of AAO Home Study Course or
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or, Certified Medical Technologist (COMT) or
  • One year’s experience working in the clinical setting of an ophthalmology, optometric or optical practice


  • Prolonged standing, walking, some bending, stooping and stretching. 
  • Requires excellent communication and organizational skills. 
  • Must be able to express a caring attitude while performing the tasks required with accuracy and efficiency. 
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to perform necessary testing and reporting of findings.
  • The ability to work in a very fast pace environment.

Want to join CEC’s #PedsIsMoreFun professional team? Send your resume to careers@cecmich.com.