Profession Ophthalmic optician

Ophthalmic optician

Opticians design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification.

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Personality Type

Tasks ophthalmic optician

  • Interpret optical prescriptions written, 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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Source: Sisyphus ODB