Profession Ophthalmic optician
Opticians design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification.
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Tasks ophthalmic optician
- Interpret optical prescriptions written, e.g.by optometrists or ophthalmologists.
- Measure clients' eyes, e.g. by subjective refraction or automatic measurement.
- Present the glasses to clients and help them to choose the right pair.
- Write optical prescriptions for clients and assemble the glasses.
- Advise clients on frames, lenses and other optical products.
- Shape lenses and eyewear correctness and comfort.
- Repair glasses and frames.
- Keep records of customer prescriptions, work orders, payments etc.
- Select, order and manage optical products, e.g. frames and sunglasses.
- Maintain and clean optical equipment and the store.
- Operate cash register.
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