Also referred to as: Certified Optician, Dispensing Optician, Licensed Optician/Contact Lens Fitter
Requirements and Responsibilities
Measures and fits contact lenses and eyeglass frames based on prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. Takes precision measurements of eyes using pupilometer and other devices to ensure proper fit of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Assists and advises customers in selecting frames based on their prescription, lifestyle needs, and style preferences. Inspects lenses for quality, fits and adjusts eyewear, and repairs eyewear as needed. Instructs customer on correct eyeglass and contact lens care and maintenance. Processes work orders and sales. May oversee trainees or student opticians. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires a high school diploma. Requires applicable license. Typically reports to a Manager or Head of a Unit/Department. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare, Retail & Wholesale