Optician Jobs

Optician Job Overview

An optician is the person responsible for fitting glasses and contact lenses. They receive a patient's prescription from the eye doctor, and assist that person in finding the right glasses frames and lens options, and adjusting glasses fit. Dispensing Opticians also measure the distance between a patient's eyes to ensure proper glasses fit. Opticians also instruct people on how to care for their eyewear, such as cleaning and storing contact lenses. Sometimes opticians are also responsible for tasks relating to running a business, such as keeping records of prescriptions, sales, and inventory.

Opticians may work in a number of different environments, such as:

  • an optometrist's office
  • an eyewear retailer
  • a physician's office
  • a health store

Opticians may work in retail eyewear establishments that are free-standing or part of a bigger store. They may also open their own eyewear shops. Some optometrist's and ophthalmologist's offices fit and sell glasses, meaning they need an optician on staff.

Optician Job Education Requirements>

To become an optician, candidates need a high school education. Though some opticians learn on-the-job through special training, many complete special schooling through community college or training programs. These are typically completed in one to two years, and may end in certification. Some states require opticians to obtain a license before being permitted to work in the field. After completing an approved training program, opticians have to pass at least one exam before becoming Licensed Opticians. Generally licenses have to be renewed every few years.

Optician Job Market

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the optician field will grow by 23 percent through 2022, which is considerably faster than the national average. A good source of employment for opticians will be in medical practices, because more and more eye care providers are adding eyewear sales to their businesses. In 2012, there were 67,600 optician jobs in the US, with a projected increase of 15,800 by 2022.

Optician Job Salary Information

The median salary for an optician, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $33,330, as of 2012. Opticians who work in healthcare stores average a slightly higher yearly salary of $35,990, while those who work in retail stores tend to make a little less, with a median yearly salary of $29,560. Opticians who work in retail may need to work night or weekend hours. Those employed in doctor's offices may also be required to work on weekend days.

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optician – licensed opticians – eyewear dispensers – NYC we love eyewear – its much more than simple accessory, each of us has taken apart a frame, sold the “best pair ever” and even called them pieces of art. in our world– customer’s sporting our eyewear make heads turn - we can promise, cross our hearts, that you too, will fall for us. we are a rapidly growing boutique optical, which attribute...
tribfeaturedjob Optician/Optician Assistant Seeking full time employee for private practice in North Versailles area. Fax resume to: 724-861-9507...
Optician - licensed opticians -eyewear dispensers - nyc Manhattan, NY
Job Description optician – licensed opticians – eyewear dispensers – NYC we love eyewear – its much more than simple accessory, each of us has taken apart a frame, sold the “best pair ever” and even called them pieces of art. in our world– customer’s sporting our eyewear make heads turn - we can promise, cross our hearts, that you too, will fall for us. we are a rapidly growing boutique optical...
optician – licensed opticians – eyewear dispensers – NYCwe love eyewear – its much more than simple accessory, each of us has taken apart a frame, sold the “best pair ever” and even called them pieces of art. in our world– customer’s sporting our eyewear make heads turn - we can promise, cross our hearts, that you too, will fall for us.we are a rapidly growing boutique optical, which attributes ou...
Job Purpose: Improves customers' vision by filling ophthalmic prescriptions; duplicating current prescriptive lenses. Duties: * Provides eyeglasses and contact lenses by filling written optical prescriptions; determining client's current prescription, using lensometer or lens analyzer. * Evaluates client's vocational and avocational visual requirements by reviewing optical requirements. * Sui...
Responsibilities • Adjust finished eyeglasses to fit client • Advise on use and care of contact lenses • Analyze the client's eyeglasses or contact lenses • Assist clients in selecting eyeglasses • Measure client's eye curvature, pupillary distance and bridge width • Obtain specifications for eyeglasses or contact lenses Education • High School Diploma • College Diploma or Bachelor's Degr...
Work Environment: Very busy, professional, modern, multi-doctor office. We hire to THE TEAM for a positive experience for patients and staff. Mission statement: to improve and protect life through excellence in eye care. This is a very well respected practice with generations of returning patients. Job Purpose: Provide excellent patient care through thorough testing and recording, and improving ...
National Vision, Inc. is the nations’ fourth largest optical company in the United States. We currently operate more than 700 retail stores with over 6,500 associates! The NVI team is made up of a dynamic group of individuals who have chosen National Vision because we embrace a culture that offers our associates opportunities to continue to grow for many years. Join the fastest growing optical co...
Eyewear dispensers, opticians 'See The Difference' in your career at Premier Vision! Come join our private optometric practice, located in the heart of Vintage Park. We love our patients and make that a priority for our care. Our practice is growing, and we are focused on growing our staff and exceptional care for our patients! Your career opportunity starts with our partnership with patients....
Eyeglass World, part of the National Vision family of optical retailers, operates over 70 retail optical locations throughout the United States. A value driven superstore, Eyeglass World, with its in-store labs, offers eye exams, contact lenses and eyeglasses in the latest styles from designer names such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKYN, Ray Ban and more. If you're looking for eyeglasses, contact lenses ...
Ionia Technician/Optician Part Time/Full Time Excellent opportunity available for motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter with Advanced Eyecare Professionals, a well established, growing ophthalmic practice. Must have experience with patients. COA or ABO certified. Must also possess computer knowledge, be efficient, personable, and a team player. This position will be primarily based in Ionia,...
Company Confidential new york, NY
Optician position available at an independent, luxury optical. We specialize in high end frames for high end customers. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide style consulting to patients, take flawless measurements, adjust and fit eyewear, educate customers on high end eyewear and latest lens technology. QUALIFICATIONS: MUST be licensed in the state of NY. Minimum 2 yrs exp. Knowledge of lens types, treatment...
SVS Vision Optical Centersis a Michigan based company with over 60 retail offices in eight states and has one of the largest eyeglass manufacturing laboratories in the Midwest. We are opening new offices each year and offer exciting opportunities for personal growth and possible advancement. We know that our success is the result of employing dedicated, knowledgeable and highly motivated individu...
National Vision, Inc. is the nations’ fourth largest optical company in the United States. We currently operate more than 700 retail stores with over 6,500 associates! The NVI team is made up of a dynamic group of individuals who have chosen National Vision because we embrace a culture that offers our associates opportunities to continue to grow for many years. Join the fastest growing optical co...
Sears has been a brand name since the 90s – the 1890s that is! The secret ingredients of success at Sears Optical are associates who are energetic and competitive with great communication skills! Sears Optical has a deep understanding of customers’ needs. With 975 Sears Optical locations across North America, our team members are in major cities across North America! Summary of Essential Function...
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43026
OPTICIAN Immed. opening for exp'd, high quality optician. Benefits, great work environment No weekends! ***** This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
National Vision, Inc. is the nations’ fourth largest optical company in the United States. We currently operate more than 700 retail stores with over 6,500 associates! The NVI team is made up of a dynamic group of individuals who have chosen National Vision because we embrace a culture that offers our associates opportunities to continue to grow for many years. Join the fastest growing optical co...

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