Opticians, Dispensing

Opticians, Dispensing

Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Self Control * Dependability * Cooperation * Concern for Others * Analytical Thinking * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Evaluate prescriptions in conjunction with clients' vocational and avocational visual requirements. * Recommend specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit client needs. * Sell goods such as contact lenses, spectacles, sunglasses, and other goods related to eyes in general.


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

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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