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Job Description:

  • 1) Fills ophthalmic eyeglass prescriptions and fits and adapts lenses and frames, utilizing written optical prescription: Evaluates prescription in conjunction with client's vocational and avocational visual requirements.

  • 2) Determines client's current lens prescription, when necessary, using lensometer or lens analyzer and client's eyeglasses.

  • 3) Recommends specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs.

  • 4) Assists client in selecting frames according to style and color, coordinating frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription.

  • 5) Measures client's bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using millimeter rule and light reflex pupillometer.

  • 6) Prepares work order and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.

  • 7) Verifies finished lenses are ground to specification.

  • 8) Heats, shapes, or bends plastic or metal frames to adjust eyeglasses to fit client, using pliers and hands.

  • 9) Instructs clients in adapting to, wearing, and caring for eyeglasses.

  • 10) Sells optical goods, such as binoculars, plano sunglasses, magnifying glasses, and low vision aids.

  • 11) Repairs damaged frames.

  • 12) May be required to hold license issued by governing state.

  • 13) May fabricate lenses to prescription specifications.

  • 14) May select and order frames for display.

  • 15) May grind lens edges or apply coating to lenses.

  • 16) May manage one or more optical shops.

  • 17) May compute amount of sale and collect payment for services.

  • 18) May fit contact lenses only and be designated Optician, Contact-Lens Dispensing.




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DOT:   299.361-010

Job Number: 6975