Christian Estravo

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Optometrist
Location: Manila, Philippines

CHRISTIAN ALER ESTRAVO
Paranaque City, Philippines

cestravo13@gmail.com

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Objective:    Senior Optometrist

A versatile professional with 22 years of progressive ophthalmic industry experience, with emphasis on retail sales management and clinical/laboratory expertise backed by solid credentials, trainings and professional licenses and whose quality performance is repeatedly recognized through challenging work assignments.

Summary of Qualifications

Excellent knowledge of optical devices and their applications

Thorough grasp of medical terminology and possesses great ability to analyze and interpret prescriptions
Excellent understanding of and a demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service
Remarkable selling skills with a proven track record showing consistency in sales target achievement
A strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills that nurtures on staff morale
and motivation
Exceptional ability to multi-task within a busy environment, working with patients and staffs simultaneously
Sufficient ability to use the computer with ample familiarity on MS Office applications
while constantly learning new programs
Ability to speak and write English fluently in addition to mother tongue (Filipino)
Assumes the role of the shop manager during absence or on annual leave

Employment History

Magrabi Optical, Doha, Qatar
June 2013 – March 2022

Optometrist/OIC

Assumes the role of the manager during absence and of during annual leave.
Diagnose variety of eye conditions and abnormalities such as, glaucoma, color blindness, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Provide vision services such as examining, diagnosing and determining visual acuity, perception, focus, coordination, and other relevant eye imparities.
Utilize Ophthalmic equipment, such as lensometers, pupilometers, binocular slit-lamps, and biomicroscopes for examining patient’s eye conditions.
Obtain patient’s eye history information, prepare diagnostic reports, and update patient’s files as needed
Refer patients when needed to ophthalmologist or relevant healthcare professionals if additional medical treatment is required.
Identify eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism through various tests.
Educate and counsel patients on spectacles and contact lens care, eye hygiene, and vision safety features.
Supervision and eye education Supervise and train new Optometrists, Opticians, and trainees, to minimize risks and errors in diagnosing patients. Stay up-to-date with new optometric technologies by attending trainings and
Size and dispense spectacles and accessories; provide follow-up services such as adjustments and repairs and simultaneously manage and resolve patient eyewear complaints.
Ensure that proper notations on patient’s chart are made accordingly.
Review the quality of ophthalmic materials prior to patient dispensing.
Provide hands-on instruction and guidance to sales staff in all matters relating to frame and lens selection in accordance with the current didactic and clinical curriculum.
Review the accuracy of work and recordings of staff, including lab orders, receipts and all other paperwork.
Provide feedback to the store manager on staff performance.
Provide feedback on the performance of the optical laboratories and frame companies.
Responsible for ensuring optimum sales and profitability, by selling, illustrating and demonstrating optical products.
Maintain departmental supplies including but not limited to eyeglass cases, tools, and equipment for daily operations create and maintain neat, attractive and frame displays in the selling area.
Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative relations when interacting with other personnel
Undertook continuous education and training to update knowledge on new products and optical breakthroughs

Al-Jamil Optical Co., State of Kuwait
May 2011- June 2013

Senior Optometrist

Responsible for thorough eye examinations, contact lens fitting and aftercare to establish customer’s visual requirements.
Performed external examination of the eye and color vision testing.
Took frame and facial measurements to ensure correct fit and positioning and gave advice to patients on lens type, frames and styling.
Advised patients when adjustments or repairs to spectacles were needed.
Selected, managed and ordered a range of optical products by regularly keeping accurate inventory stock level to ensure product availability at all times. Ordered lenses from prescription houses and checked lenses on delivery to ensure that they met the required specifications.
Arranged and maintained shop displays with full understanding of recommended merchandising strategies to help achieve sales targets
Attend staff meetings and trainings as required, maintaining current knowledge of all new products within the industry.

Optivision, Dubai, U.A.E
January 2010 – May 2011

Optometrist

Responsible for thorough eye examinations, contact lens fitting and aftercare to establish customer’s visual requirements.
Provided eye & vision care services to patients, prescribed and dispensed contact lenses, accessories and solution.

Gabrillo-Guani Optical, Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines
October 2008 – October 2009
Optometrist
Responsible for thorough eye examinations, contact lens fitting and aftercare to establish customer’s visual requirements.
Provided eye & vision care services to patients, prescribed and dispensed contact lenses, accessories and solution.

Pearle Opticians, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
July 2005 – August 2008
Assistant Store Manager/Optometrist/Lab Technician

Assisted the Store Manager in controlling all aspects of the store operation with emphasis on excellent customer service and high-quality production.
Conducted thorough eye examinations, contact lens assessments and aftercare to establish customer’s visual requirements.
Manufactured high quality prescription glasses in accordance to Pearle Vision standards

Estravo Optical, Pangasinan, Philippines
April 2000 – November 2004
Optometrist/Lab Technician

Provided eye & vision care services to patients, prescribed and dispensed contact lenses, accessories and solution.
Manufactured prescription glasses of optimum quality and standard.

Education and Professional Licenses

Graduated, Doctor of Optometry, Lyceum Northwestern University, 2000

Passed, Philippine Board of Optometry, License No. 10394

Passed, Saudi Council for Health Specialties, License No.05-R-A-31738

Passed, Dubai Health Authority, License No. 20102219094915

Passed, Kuwait Ministry of Health, License No. 330823

Licensed, Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, License No. A3355

Personal Information

Date of Birth : May 9 1977
Place of Birth : Pangasinan, Philippines
Nationality : Filipino
Languages : English, Filipino, Arabic (functional)

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