Optician, Dispensing Optician, Licensed Optician, Optometric Assistant
see titles from the Air Force.
Ophthalmic Apprentice; Ophthalmic Craftsman; Ophthalmic Helper; Ophthalmic Journeyman; Ophthalmic Manager; Ophthalmic Superintendent
What they do:
Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.
On the job, you would:
- Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications.
- Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
- Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using measuring devices.
- customer service
- sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
- talking to others
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- looking for ways to help people
- understanding people's reactions
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- use rules to solve problems
Hand and Finger Use
- put together small parts with your fingers
- keep your arm or hand steady
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
- First Insight MaximEyes
- Specialist Data Solutions OctoPlus
Point of sale POS software
Project management software
- EZ-Zone Optizone Enterprise