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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Opticians, ABO, NCLE and licensed opticians, Atlanta, GA We have immediate openings for a full-time Opticians. Licensed Optician preferred, but would consider a candidate with experience selling and fitting eyeglasses. What makes us great! We have all major eyewear brands as well as the latest prescription lens technology. We own and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, ensuring th...
March Vision Care, Inc. March Vision Care is a Knox Keene licensed, vision care plan managing and providing vision care programs for health plans, HMO’s and the business community; currently serving over 4.8 million members nationwide. We have a commitment to excellence for all facets of our vision benefit programs. March Vision Care’s mission is to be an active partner in improving health throug...
Target Optical Marmora, NJ
Company DescriptionTarget Optical Optician Target Optical is known for its fresh style, unique products and exclusive designer brands. Customers look to the red bull-eye for fashion, quality and fantastic value. Our team members are confident and creative, compassionate and caring, trendy and fun. Come be part of a team that knows true success. Target Optical has 300 optical locations throughout t...
Begin your Mercy Career! We are looking for an Optician to join our team! Mercy is a community of professionals serving people's health care needs through hospitals, physician practices, and a variety of outpatient locations and services in the Midwest. We are driven by a common mission begun by the Sisters of Mercy who founded our ministry. We share a passion to get health care right for those w...
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...
Company Confidential Issaquah, WA, 98027
Well established, friendly optometry practice in Issaquah, Washington is seeking an experienced Optician. We are looking for a fun, energetic, efficient stylist for our fast paced office. Competitive salary and benefits....
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 ...
Excellent opportunity for someone to join an established 17 year old private eye care practice in beautiful sunny Florida. We have a M-F position available for someone with optical experience. If you truly love helping patients this is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow in this fabulous industry. Looking for the right individual to join our team who is willing to learn new things and expan...
Incredible opportunity for the right candidate! Two location practice seeking dynamic, personable, responsible, detail oriented, experienced optician with ability to deliver exceptional customer service. Job duties require excellence in sales and will include dispensing-providing precise adjustments of frames and repair of glasses. Experience with visual field testing, contact lens training, patie...
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...
Create exceptional value in the lives of our customers by delivering legendary customer service and crafting perfect quality eyewear in about an hour. Ensure enthusiastically satisfied customers all the time by performing the key steps of the "Sales and Service Process". To understand and bring to life LensCrafters' Core Values. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Greets customers without delay ...
Eyewear dispensers, and opticians, your career is available today – Winter Park/ Orlando Our private Optometric practice is growing, and we are inviting you to make the best move of your career! Our practice has been named “One of the best Optometrists” in the Florida market. That has been fantastic and we want to keep it going! We love eyewear dispensers with exceptional product knowledge and ...
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 ...
The Eye Center of Central PA is dedicated to providing patient services marked by excellence in the field of ophthalmology, our mission is to enhance quality of life by improving sight, preventing blindness and advancing ophthalmic knowledge and a commitment to confidentiality, respect and the highest quality care for our patients. We offer our patients the most advanced technology for eye surger...
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...
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...
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...

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