Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements. Includes precision lens polishers or grinders, centerer-edgers, and lens mounters.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Self Control * Concern for Others * Persistence * Achievement/Effort * Integrity * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Mount and secure lens blanks or optical lenses in holding tools or chucks of cutting, polishing, grinding, or coating machines. * Inspect lens blanks to detect flaws, verify smoothness of surface, and ensure thickness of coating on lenses. * Clean finished lenses and eyeglasses, using cloths and solvents.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Production

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