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 optician, boston, ma Boston, MA
Job Description Opticians and Boston go hand in hand. Come join the fastest growing independent retail group in the nation. Starting in our Boston we have both Northern and Southern locations ( 3 to be exact) Our Opticians are at the frontlines delivering high performance and high quality eyewear to satisfy even the toughest critics. We provide each customer who enters our locations with consult...
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...
Responsibilities • Obtain specifications for eyeglasses or contact lenses • Measure client's eye curvature, pupillary distance and bridge width • Assist clients in selecting eyeglasses • Analyze the client's eyeglasses or contact lenses • Advise on use and care of contact lenses • Adjust finished eyeglasses to fit client Education • College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree, a plus • High Scho...
Description: Position Description: For those who want to invent the future of Healthcare, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to Health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.SM In providing consumer-oriented Health Benefit plans to millions of people, our goal is to create higher...
Busy and fast pace optometric office seeking a hard working, friendly, intelligent individual who pays attention to details. Must be trustworthy, dependable, and enjoy working with people. Duties may include assisting the Dr. with automated testing, assisting patients with eyewear, adjusting and/or repairing eyewear, and general office duties. Ability to multitask and have good problem solving ski...
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 ...
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 Bourbonnais, IL, 60914
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 Birmingham, AL, 35213
In search of an outgoing, personable individual who strives to provide outstanding service and care to patients. 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 analyz...
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...
Opticians we have a great opportunity with wonderful benefits Opticians and eyewear dispensers, add in florida sunshine and sand, its your career in the making! Our Palm Harbor and St Petersburg locations say HI Come join us! We are a fast paced growing organization that has grown because we hire the best outgoing, friendly, confident, self-motivating team playing eyewear specialists. As our op...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Seeking a Licensed Optician for busy ophthalmology practice with offices in the Sun City Center and Bradenton area. Monday-Friday, FT/PT positions available. Although experience is preferred, will train the right person. Bi-lingual a plus, but not required. Great pay and benefits package....
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...
OPTICIAN Busy Reynoldsburg office looking for experienced full time Optician. Excellent working environment. Fax resume to 614-861-5665 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
SVS Vision Optical Centers is 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 individ...
Target Optical is known for its fresh style, unique products and exclusive designer brands. Customers look to the red bull’s-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 250 optical locations throughout the U.S. Primary Function: The basic fun...

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Optician

Salaries

$21,450.00 - $52,800.00
Typical Salary for Optician
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.6%
Bachelor's
21.8%
Certification
14.5%
High School
12.7%
Associates
10.9%
Vocational
4.5%
(110 Respondents)
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