Army Eye Specialist 68Y Career – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)


The eye specialist supervises or conducts routine diagnostic tests and assists in the care and treatment of ophthalmology or optometry patients. Eye specialists work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists and ophthalmic specialists in caring for patients with eye problems.

Job Duties

  • Perform tonometry test
  • Assist in patient care
  • Testing visual fields
  • Locate areas of reduced vision


Job training for a practical nursing specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

Skills you’ll learn:

  • Patient care
  • Working on a medical team
  • Assisting ophthalmologists and optometrists

Helpful Skills

  • Willingness to help and care for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in chemistry, biology, general science and algebra
  • Attention to detail

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST) : 101, General Technical (GT) : 107